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Free Public Star Party in Carefree
Calendar: PAS Public Event Calendar
Event Posted By: Terri Finch  
05-19-2018 06:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Free Public Star Party in Carefree

Remember: All Star Parties are Weather Permitting.

RSVP is Required:
  • Address in Carefree will be provided with RSVP.
  • Public RSVP is through Mike at
  • When you RSVP, a map and the address of the location of this Lecture in Carefree will be sent to you via email. This is a PAS Members' home.
  • If you need to cancel your RSVP, drop Mike another email.
  • This event is Free and open to the public. It is kid friendly so please do not bring alcohol to this event.
  • PAS Members, please RSVP below.

Potluck is 6pm
RSVP to attend potluck in your email.
  • If you are bringing food to the potluck, please provide what food you are bringing in your RSVP email. We try to have a variety, so check the Forum Thread to see what is coming, and provide something different. The Potluck starts right at the designated time, and NOT before.
  • For the potluck, bring a food to share with enough to feed everyone in your party plus one, and bring a drink to share, like a 2 liter bottle of soda or a 6 pack of soda, or bottled water or fruit juice.

  • Parking is also limited, later arrivals may need to park in the
  • Wash below the house.
  • It is advised you arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to dark so you can navigate the parking by a little daylight.

Here is the Public Forum Thread to track attendance of everyone who RSVP's. Please read this Thread in case any changes are needed to this event:
  • If your arrival time is not in time for the potluck, please let Terri know about what time you expect to arrive. This helps with knowing where to park your vehicle.

Star Party begins 7:30pm:
  • PAS Members are bringing their High Powered Telescopes to this event for your viewing Pleasure. Here are a few rules that need to be followed at this event, to keep this event as FREE admission:
  • Please DO NOT Touch the Telescopes.
  • Please wear close-toed shoes as this location has a gravel & cactus observing area.
  • Also, NO white light is allowed in the observing area. If you have a cell phone and need to use it or answer a call, walk away from the observing area so we maintain dark adapted eyes.
  • If you can, it is preferred you bring a Red filtered flashlight to navigate the unlevel Observing Area.
  • These star parties can last until morning, but usually end by 2am. You are welcome to stay as late as you wish.

May 19 Star Party Info:
Sunset 7:25pm
Dark 9:05pm
Moon is 27% lit and sets 11:45pm
Venus is visible 7:30pm
Jupiter is visible 7:35pm
ISS fly over from 9:03pm to 9:07 from SSW to NE
Saturn rises 10:15pm
Mars rises midnight

More details will be in the Forum Thread.
RSVP'd Yes: 5 RSVP'd Maybe: 1
  • Don Boyd [05-17-2018 12:32 PM] - I am hoping to get a ride from someone.
RSVP'd No: 1
  • Paul Facuna [05-17-2018 12:10 PM] - Something has come up and I will not be able to attend and I will not be able to give Don a ride.
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