SCHEDULE NOTE: SMAS meetings, observing sessions, public and private star parties may be affected by COVID-19 related closures and directives.

Member/Business Meeting:

Monday, August 8, 2022 - 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 August:
August 20, 2022
August 27, 2022

In September:
September 17, 2022
September 24, 2022

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.

Friday, September 30, 2022 - FREE 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

Saturday, October 1, 2022 - Rain Date for 9/30/22 FREE 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

Saturday, October 29, 2022 - FREE Daytime Public Star Party

Part of the Maryland STEAM Festival
St. Mary's County Fairgrounds
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Details Pending

Public Speaking Engagements and Astronomy Activities:

None Scheduled At This Time

Private Star Parties at NCEEC/NCO or Other Locations:

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, August 26, 2022 - Private Star Party - Newburg - Indoor Presentation - 8:00 PM - Observing Start Time - 9:00 PM - Weather Permitting Only

Saturday, August 27, 2022 - Rain Date for 8/26/22 Private Star Party - Newburg - Indoor Presentation - 8:00 PM - Cloud or Clear - Observing Start Time - 9:00 PM - Weather Permitting Only

Thursday, September 1, 2022 - Private Star Party - Charlotte Hall - Outdoor Observing - 8:00 PM - Weather Permitting Only

Thursday, September 29, 2022 - Rain Date for 9/1/22 Private Star Party - Charlotte Hall - Outdoor Observing - 7:30 PM - Weather Permitting Only - No Rain Date

Private Speaking Engagements and Astronomy Activities:

None Scheduled At This Time

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Last Updated: 8/7/22