Member/Business Meeting:

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 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 June:
June 17, 2017
June 24, 2017

In July:
July 15, 2017
July 22, 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, 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

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - Free Daytime Public Star Party
Part of the Maryland STEM Festival
St. Mary's County Fairgrounds
42455 Fairgrounds Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650

Start Time TBD

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

Everyone Welcome

Solar Observing is Weather Permitting Only
The Maryland STEM Festival is Rain or Clear

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.

CANCELLED, DUE TO CLOUDS Friday, June 23, 2017 - Private Star Party - NCO - Start Time - 10:00 PM - Weather Permitting Only

Friday, September 29, 2017 - Private Star Party - Bryantown - Start Time of Pre-Observing Briefing - 8:00 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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Last Updated: 6/23/17