Events / New Moon Weekends

Each year we will present the CSPG Members' Spring Picnic and the CSPG Fall Star Party: a week long event: the primary source of our revenue. The field used for the star parties is open to all people year-round.

Green Lasers - Green Lasers are prohibited at all CSPG registered events.

New Moon Weekends
The field and all facilities are open to members, rain or shine, every new moon weekend Friday - Sunday.  See the table below for actual dates.
Most new moon weekends the field and facilities are open from Wednesday - Monday, but please check with one of the keyholders if you plan on arriving / staying outside of the Friday - Sunday window.
If you would like to use the field and/or facilities at a time other than a new moon weekend, you will need to contact a keyholder to make special arrangements.
Guests are welcome to 'try before you buy' and visit the field either by themselves or with another member, but must contact one of the keyholders prior to visiting.
Keyholders:
John Novak
Barbara Stanton


Click on the event to go the event page:

2014 Members' Spring Picnic

March 29, 2014 - Save The Date

 

2014 CSPG Fall Star Party

November 17 - November 23, 2014


2014 New Moon Weekend Dates

During the Spring Picnic and Fall Star Party, registration is required and no one will be admitted to the field without registering.

Month
Dates
New Moon
Average Temp (Low-High)(F)
January
3-5
1
39-64
February
Jan 31-Feb 2
Jan 30
42-67
March
Feb 28 - Mar 2, 28-30 Spring Picnic
30
48-73
April
25-27
29
53-80
May
23-25, 30-June 1
28
60-86
June
27-29
27
67-89
July
25-27
26
70-90
August
22-24
25
70-90
September
19-21, 26-28
24
67-88
October
20-26
23
56-82
November
21-23 Fall Star Party
22
48-74
December
19-21
21
41-67


We welcome you to pay us a visit at your earliest convenience.  We believe we have an unparalleled site for amateur astronomers.

Past Events

Here are links to the past events of the CSPG.  Here you can see speakers and contest winners from past events.

2009 Fall Star Party
2010 Fall Star Party
2011 Fall Star Party
2012 Fall Star Party
2013 Fall Star Party