Member/Business Meeting:

Monday, May 13, 2019 - Location - TBD
Meeting - 7:30 PM
Directions available via e-mail, upon request.

SMAS Observing Sessions at the Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Education Center (NCEEC)
and the Nanjemoy Creek Observatory (NCO):


In April:
April 6, 2019
April 27, 2019

PLEASE NOTE:

*Observing Sessions are for SMAS members, special guests and prospective new members ONLY!

*SMAS schedules Free Public Star Parties at various locations throughout the year. See the calendar for details.

*To schedule a Free Private Star Party, contact the SMAS Program Coordinator.

*NCEEC is a gated facility, and NCO is operated by SMAS volunteers.

*For SMAS Observing Sessions, ALL NON-MEMBERS MUST arrange to meet a SMAS member on site, to be sure that they will have access.

*The scheduling of a SMAS Observing Session DOES NOT guarantee attendance by members, regardless of the weather.

*NCEEC is a facility of the Charles County School District, therefore it is a Smoke Free, Alcohol Free, Drug Free Zone.

Public Star Parties at NCEEC/NCO:

PLEASE NOTE: NCEEC is a facility of the Charles County School District, therefore it is a Smoke Free, Alcohol Free, Drug Free Zone.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - FREE ASTRONOMY DAY Public Star Party
Nanjemoy Creek Observatory
5300 Turkey Tayac Place
Nanjemoy, MD 20662

Start Time - 9:00 PM - Everyone Welcome!
Weather Permitting Only

NOTE: No pre-registration required.

Public Star Parties at Other Locations:

PLEASE NOTE: Public Star Parties at Other Locations may be postponed or cancelled, due to inclement weather.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - FREE Daytime Public Star Party
Potomac Branch Library
3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive
Indian Head, MD 20640

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Use Special Astronomical Equipment To Safely Observe Sunspots and Solar Prominences During Daytime Hours

Weather Permitting Only
Everyone Welcome!

NOTE: No pre-registration required.

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - FREE Daytime Public Star Party
P. D. Brown Waldorf Library
50 Village Street
Waldorf, MD 20602

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Use Special Astronomical Equipment To Safely Observe Sunspots and Solar Prominences During Daytime Hours

Weather Permitting Only
Everyone Welcome!

NOTE: No pre-registration required.

Details Pending

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - FREE ASTRONOMY DAY Public Star Party
Thomas Stone National Historic Site
6655 Rose Hill Road
Port Tobacco, MD 20677
301-392-1776

No pre-observing briefing
Observing Start Time - 8:00 PM - Everyone Welcome!

Weather Permitting Only

NOTE: No pre-registration required.

Thomas Stone National Historic Site Website

Sunday, October 6, 2019 - FREE Public Star Party
Patuxent River Park
16000 Croom Airport Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Start Time - 8:00 PM
Everyone Welcome!
Weather Permitting Only

NOTE: No pre-registration required.

For more information about Patuxent River Park, call 301-627-6074.

Speaking Engagements and Astronomy Activities - Public:

Tuesday, June 25 , 2019 - FREE Indoor Hands-On Astronomy Activities
Waldorf West Library
10405 O'Donnell Place
Waldorf, MD 20603

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Star Stories, Create a Constellation, and How to Use a Planisphere (Moveable Star Chart)
Suitable for ages five through adult
Cloud or Clear

Everyone Welcome!

NOTE: No pre-registration required.

Speaking Engagements and Astronomy Activities - Private:

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - Bryans Road - Start Time - 6:30 PM - Cloud or Clear

Private Star Parties at Local Schools, Other Locations or NCEEC/NCO:

PLEASE NOTE: NCEEC is a facility of the Charles County School District, therefore it is a Smoke Free, Alcohol Free, Drug Free Zone.

PLEASE NOTE: SMAS is available to help Cub, Boy and Girl Scouts earn select Astronomy Badge Requirements. Contact the SMAS Program Coordinator for more information.

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - Private Star Party - Charlotte Hall - Start Time - 8:30 PM - Weather Permitting Only

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - Private Star Party - Charlotte Hall - Start Time - 7:30 PM - Weather Permitting Only

School/Scout Visitation Programs:

None Scheduled At This Time

Contact the SMAS Program Coordinator for more information.

Other Activities:

None Scheduled At This Time

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