Sunset at GSSP 2010If you’ve ever dreamed of gazing up at the dark sky, far from city lights, through telescopes longer than most SUV’s, then Golden State Star Party (GSSP) is an event you cannot miss this year.

With the stargazing season upon us, GSSP is the only major stargazing “star party” that occurs in Northern California.

From June 29th through July 3rd, the town of Adin will host several hundred amateur astronomers who will spend four nights camping under the darkest sky in California.

No telescope? No worries. Attendees are friendly and welcoming to newcomers. I attended GSSP in 2010 and was very pleased to meet many amateur astronomers who were more than willing to share their views of the night sky with me.

Adin is approximately 6 hours Northeast of San Francisco, located North of Lassen Volcanic National Park. Early registration ends on March 30th and is $60 (after March 30th registration is $70).

To learn more, visit their website.

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Mark your Calendar for the Golden State Star Party 22 March,2011Laura Khalil


Laura Khalil

Laura is a marketer by day and nerd by night. She's the Chief Nerd Herder for Dorkbyte, a blog devoted to art, technology and science. She's been named one of the most engaging women to speak about technology and has been featured on The Setup. A member of Noisebridge, she is working on two robotics challenges, leading a puzzle team that competes in a variety of puzzle challenges throughout the US and monkeys around on ham amateur radio. She loves astronomy, Making and hardware hacking. She was most recently involved in teaching hardware circuitry at Maker Faire.Laura has executed marketing strategies and campaigns for tech startups in the Bay Area. Her work with social media has been inducted into the Viral Marketing Hall of Fame.

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