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Huge Public Star Party at Black Mountain Campus 7:30pm to 9:45pm
Calendar: PAS Public Event Calendar
Event Posted By: Terri Finch  
05-03-2018 08:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Public Star Party at Black Mountain Campus
Time: 7pm to 9:45pm
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.

Activities may include:

* Mike, Meteorites Man - come touch and feel real meteorites.
* Viewing through our telescopes: Jupiter, Orion Nebula, Venus
* $5 Off Membership Drive

As of today 5/3, the weather looks promising. My Weather Watcher team checked 8 different weather forecasts for tonight at BMC. The Forecasts average 11 % clouds 6 mph winds and 0% rain. Should be a nice night for stargazing. Tonight's star party is a GO.

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

More details can be read about in the PAS Forums:

The Public calls with their RSVP and asks these same questions almost every time.... so, i present the answers here.
1) This event is open to everyone. Come take a look through our high powered telescopes. The Event is FREE.
2) This event has the ability to be wheel chair friendly. However, you might not be able to see through a scope that is looking at an object closer to the horizon, if you can not stand up from your wheel chair for some of the scopes.
3) This event also starts when it gets dark enough to see something in the night sky, and ends at 9:45. The public does not have to attend at the start of the event, but they do have to leave at the end of the event. Come and go as you please.
Additional notes: I highly recommend that you look through each telescope at least 2 times during the evening, as the telescope operators will be moving to new objects as new objects become availble and the previous objects disappear from view.

PAS members are setting up 10-14 telescopes for your viewing pleasure. Please help us keep these events Admission FREE by following these rules.
a) Please NO White light in the observing area. If your phone rings, take the call away from the observing deck so that your white like will not affect other attendees night vision.
b) Please DO NOT touch the telescopes.

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:
RSVP'd Yes: 10
  • Mark Johnston [07-21-2017 09:24 AM] - 5.5" refractor
  • Rick Cunningham [03-07-2018 03:43 PM] - 12 reflector
  • Terri Finch [04-03-2018 12:39 PM] - William & Terri will be indoors with Mike and his meteorites with the PAS Table and Q&A for the kids to win prizes 6 - 7:30, and then at the top of the Observing Deck ramp 7:30 -9:45pm.
  • Sam Insana [04-07-2018 11:03 PM] - 8 inch reflector
  • Mike Marron [04-09-2018 05:46 PM]
  • Paul Facuna [04-27-2018 05:57 PM] - I will assist and also give Don and his telescope a ride
  • Don Boyd [04-27-2018 09:55 PM] - 8 in.
  • Calvin Vance [04-30-2018 08:18 PM] - 6" dob
  • Mike Cawley [05-01-2018 06:07 PM] - 8" SCT
  • Ray Adams [05-02-2018 05:46 PM] - 10" dob
RSVP'd Maybe: 1
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