The White Sands Star Party benefits those teaching the science of astronomy. This event will support STARS (Students and Teachers Achieving Real Science) Grant Program.
A beautiful dark sky, glistening white sand dunes and visits to two outstanding national observatories await you at the annual White Sands Star Party. Amateur Astronomers will participate in two days of special activities, and two nights of great observing deep in the heart of the Dunes.
Hosted by the New Mexico Museum of Space History, White Sands National Monument, the Alamogordo Astronomy Club, and the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces. The White Sands Star Party not only provides participants with the opportunity to meet and visit with other astronomers, but to share astronomy with the public on Saturday night. Only registered participants are able to camp out in beautiful white gypsum dunes and view the sky all night! There is plenty of room for RV’s, Trailers and Tents. Generators may be used from noon to 3:00 PM each day.
Daylight activities for participants include mini-workshops designed to enhance your knowledge and skills in several areas, a visit to the NM Museum of Space History and Imax® Dome Theater.
So register now, and come to White Sands National Monument for a weekend of astronomy with old and new friends.
White Sands National Monument serves as the official event host. It is the largest gypsum dune field in the world.