The Mount Kobau Star Party,
July 30 to
Aug 7, is in its 28th year and it is near-ish to you since it is about an hour North and West of Osoyoos, B.C. Many of the RASC Vancouver Centre members and other amateur astronomers visit this star party annually. Go to the
www.mksp.ca site to learn more about this special annual event for serious observers and enthusiastic newcomers.
The MKSP site poetically explains the challenges and the rewards. Please be advised that you need to be prepared for a high altitude (1685 meters) remote location and need to respect the dark skies and the dark sky rules. The skies are beautiful and you’ll find astro-photographers and the best visual star hunters observing. No white lights or campfires are allowed. Please read the dark sky Etiquette link: