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Rockfish Valley Community Center Star Party

September 16 @ 8:30 pm 11:30 pm

Join local area amateur astronomers and their powerful telescopes in celebrating the dark skies of Nelson County at our Fall Equinox Star Party, to be held on Friday, September 16th or Saturday, September 17th–whichever has the best weather conditions and clarity for stargazing!

There will be a laser tour of the night sky, as well as the observing of galaxies, globular clusters and the beautiful star fields of the Milky Way, all beginning with an indoor presentation taking place at 8:30 P.M. 

Coffee from Trager Brothers Coffee Roasters will be available, so dress warmly, bring a lawn chair, and stay as long as you’d like!

Please note that while this viewing is scheduled for Friday, it may be moved to Saturday if viewing conditions are not good on Friday.  This decision will be made after 6pm on Thursday, 9/14, and we will update all RSVPs with either a reminder, or a notice of date change, on Friday morning.

The star party will take place if clear, mostly clear or some clouds from time to time is forecast on the night scheduled and announced. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the event entirely if mostly cloudy, cloudy or rainy weather is forecast on each night of the star party weekend. If this happens, all RSVPs will be notified by email.

Free Pay what you will with all proceeds supporting educational programming at RVCC.

Organizer – Ed Preston


Rockfish Valley Community Center

190 Rockfish School Lane
Afton, Virginia 22920 United States
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