Michiana Star Party (MSP-3)
May 14, 2010 @ 12:00 am - May 16, 2010 @ 12:00 am EDT
The Michiana Astronomical Society will be hosting their third annual star party (MSP3) at the Potawatomi Wildlife Park in Tippecanoe, Indiana on May 14-16, 2010. Potawatomi Park is recognized as the first established Dark Sky Preserve in Indiana.
This year’s speakers are Dr. Carlton Allen, NASA Curator for Extraterrestrial Materials at the Johnson Space Center and Dr. Marvin Bolt, Curator of Astronomy History Collections at the Adler Planetarium and Museum in Chicago. Dr. Allen’s topic will be “Exploring the Moon in 2010” and Dr. Bolt will be presenting “The Art(s) of Observing”.
The park has hiking trails, canoeing on the Tippecanoe River and wildlife observations. Michiana Astronomical Society will be providing coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. This year we will be providing hot dogs and more for our guests. There will be a community campfire with a grill away from the observing field, and microwave ovens for all to use. Camp sites for tents, campers, and RVs are available around the observing field. The discounted preregistration deadline is May 7, 2010. MSP3 T-shirts can also be preordered with your registration. Please visit our website for more information: www.Michiana-Astro.org.