Rocky Mountain Star Stare 2008
July 2, 2008 @ 12:00 am - July 6, 2008 @ 12:00 am EDT
For over two decades, astronomers from across the U.S. and around the world have been gathering each summer in the mountains west of Colorado Springs. What draws them here each year? Dark skies. Not just dark skies, but dark skies with amazing transparency. These gazers of the stars are enjoying Rocky Mountain Star Stare!
Held in June in the Pike National Forest, RMSS is one of this nation's premier star parties. This year's event will be held from July 2nd - July 6, 2008. Average attendance is usually 350 astronomers.