Iowa Star Party
September 2 - September 6
Come enjoy the beautiful dark skies at Whiterock Conservancy, near Coon Rapids, Iowa. This area was identified by the founding members of the Iowa Star Party as one of the darkest areas in the state of Iowa. Because of its unique location away from the lights of nearby cities, Whiterock Conservancy is the perfect place for astronomers in the Midwest to set up their telescopes and see the wonders of the night sky. Daytime activities available at Whiterock include canoeing, hiking, and bird watching.