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Huge Public Star Party at Black Mountain Campus 5pm to 9:30pm
Calendar: PAS Public Event Calendar
Event Posted By: Terri Finch  
03-08-2018 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Public Star Party at Black Mountain Campus - STEAM Event
Times of this event
* Indoor STEAM activites begin at 5pm to 8pm
* Outdoor Star Party is from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

The clouds were threatening to take away tonight's event, but tonight's whole event is a GO! See you there!

New attendees:
The indoor portion of our events are in the Aquila Building, which is the first building on your right when you get on the campus.
From that building or the parking lot near it, you can walk down the ramp to the Observing Deck. Please do not go down the observing deck until the telescopes are set up for your viewing pleasure. We appreciate your patience.

Indoor portion will have:
* Hands on Science experiments
* Some informative lectures

Bring a Friend!
Bring the whole family.
Please RSVP with Terri to attend

Please provide in your RSVP the number in your party, plus the date and description of the event you are attending. PAS has RSVP's come in 2-3 months in advance. I can assume you mean the next possible star party, or you can make sure I know which event you wish to RSVP for. Thank you.

Public attendance... RSVP's for public attendance can be emailed to Terri at Please include the date of the event and name of the event you wish to attend and the number in your party.
An auto response will be returned to you with an update about the event. The auto response will start going out on Friday Oct 27, with info about the weather and if the event is happening or canceled due to weather. It is highly recommended you RSVP through email to get this notice.

We are Weather Watching the clouds that may be too think to see through with our telescopes. We may need to cancel the telescope part of this event. Your RSVP via email will ensure that tomorrow, when we decide the cloud cover is too thick to see through, you will get the email notice telling you the outdoor portion of the event has been cancelled.

However, we'll have about 80 activities and are estimating around 300-400 people in attendance, indoors in the Aquila building.

There will also be many indoor activities, presentations and a whole night of fun things to do at this event for this year's STEAM!!!
Indoor activites will run from 5pm to 8pm.

PVCC Black Mountain
34250 N. 60th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85266

More details can be read about in the PAS Forums:

PAS Members please RSVP your attendance below.
A minimum of 1 scope and 1 public RSVP will
keep this event happening. RSVP today!
Public RSVP is by Email to Please include number in your party. Thanks.
This event is Weather Permitting. Bad Weather WILL cancel this event.

Here's the map of where to park on the campus to attend this event:

Can't make it to this event but wanna see a list of upcoming Fall and Spring events like this one? Here's the Upcoming Black Mountain Campus Star Party schedule for Fall 2017 into Spring 2018:

Here's some additional details about the STEAM part of this event:
RSVP'd Yes: 6 RSVP'd Maybe: 1 RSVP'd No: 2
  • Paul Facuna [03-06-2018 12:37 PM] - I will not be able to attend.
  • Terri Finch [03-07-2018 05:16 PM] - Terri and William will not make this event.
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