Stella Della Valley StarParty
October 16, 2009 @ 12:00 am - October 18, 2009 @ 12:00 am EDT
Join the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association in its 23rd year of the Stella-Della Valley StarParty in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The weekend will be filled with vendors, swap meet, a great pizza party and door prizes raffles, guest lecturers and of course two nights of terrific stargazing. Stella Della Valley is a relaxed friendly StarParty where astronomical friends gather from all over south eastern PA, NJ, DE and NY.Location
Stella Della Valley will again be held at Camp Onas, a private camp near Ottsville, PA. This site in northern Bucks County offers some of the darkest skies remaining in the Philadelphia and Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton area. Stella Della Valley is conveniently located to astronomy enthusiasts from Philadelphia (52 miles), Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton (33 miles), Trenton (47 miles), Wilmington (69 miles), New York City (88 miles), Harrisburg (116 miles), and Baltimore (143 miles). Certainly one of the nicest aspects of Stella Della Valley is the fact that you don't have to drive half a day to get there.
Stella Della Valley is a little different than most star parties you might attend. Our admission price includes indoor plumbing with hot showers at no additional charge. There are also a number of pavilions, or pre-erected tents on wooden floors with bunk beds available on a first come first served basis. If the fall weather should turn cold, you can head indoors to warm up by the camp fireplace. For those who do not enjoy camping, there are dormitory style accommodations available for a very modest additional fee. Campers and recreational vehicles are also welcome, but utility hook-ups are not available.