Member/Business Meeting:

Monday, May 1, 2017 - Location - TBD
Meeting - 7:00 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 15, 2017
April 22, 2017

In May:
May 20, 2017
May 27, 2017

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.

None Scheduled At This Time

Public Star Parties at Other Locations:

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

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - FREE ASTRONOMY DAY Public Star Party
Elms Environmental Education Center
49300 St. James Church Road
Dameron, MD 20628
301-862-3964

Start Time - 8:30 PM - Everyone Welcome!
Weather Permitting Only

Elms Environmental Education Center Website

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - FREE Public Star Party
Village Green
100 Walter Thomas Road
Indian Head, MD 20640

Start Time - 9:30 PM - Everyone Welcome!
Weather Permitting Only

NOTE: No pre-registration required.

For more information about Indian Head, visit their website or call Community Affairs: 240-375-4061.

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - FREE Public Star Party
Historic Sotterley Plantation
44300 Sotterley Lane
Hollywood, MD 20636

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

NOTE: No pre-registration required.

For more information about Historic Sotterley Plantation, visit their website or call 301-373-2280.

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - FREE Public Star Party
Historic Sotterley Plantation
44300 Sotterley Lane
Hollywood, MD 20636

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

NOTE: No pre-registration required.

For more information about Historic Sotterley Plantation, visit their website or call 301-373-2280.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - FREE Public Star Party
Village Green
100 Walter Thomas Road
Indian Head, MD 20640

Start Time - 8:30 PM - Everyone Welcome!
Weather Permitting Only

NOTE: No pre-registration required.

For more information about Indian Head, visit their website or call Community Affairs: 240-375-4061.

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - FREE Public Star Party
Thomas Stone National Historic Site
6655 Rose Hill Road
Port Tobacco, MD 20677
301-392-1776

Start Time - 7:30 PM - Everyone Welcome!
Weather Permitting Only

NOTE: No pre-registration required.

Thomas Stone National Historic Site Website

Speaking Engagements and Astronomy Activities - Public:

None Scheduled At This Time

Speaking Engagements and Astronomy Activities - Private:

None Scheduled At This Time

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.

Friday, April 28, 2017 - Private Star Party - Hughesville - Start Time - 8:30 PM - Weather Permitting Only

Friday, June 23, 2017 - Private Star Party - NCO - Start Time - 10:00 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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