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Howard Astronomical League Star Party

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  • Alpha Ridge Community Park

    11685 Old Frederick Rd, Marriottsville, MD (map)

    39.321716 -76.915977

  • Let's attend the Howard Astronomical League (HAL) public star party! Please note that this is a no-host event; it can be difficult to find other members of the group in the dark. You're welcome to use the comments section of the event listing to arrange carpools and discuss possible meeting points.

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    2016 HAL Star Parties and Outreach

    HAL's public star parties at Alpha Ridge Park (held from March through November) feature a relaxed, casual atmosphere where club members, other amateur astronomers from the area, and the public are all welcome to come and enjoy the wonders of the night sky. For detailed information about our star party viewing site and driving directions, click on the Alpha Ridge-View Sites link. While most HAL Outreach events also happen during the warmer months, there are occasional winter events depending on what astronomical events may occur during that time. These include solar observations, comets, meteor showers, etc. HAL will hold this star party at Alpha Ridge Park open to the public from dusk until 10:30 PM. The observatory will be open for this event.

    For additional details and a map of the location, visit this page:

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  • Jeffrey C. J.
    Assistant Organizer

    Just a guy who longs for a reflecting telescope.

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