NNSF September 1 – 6, 2021

2021 Registration is NOW OPEN

https://www.longlakecc.org/star-party-registration

Long Lake Conservation Center
Palisade, MN
(Near McGregor, Minnesota)
Latitude: 46° 38′ 49.53” Longitude: -93° 27′ 53.89”

 

 

Join us for our 10th Minnesota Astronomical Society – Northern Nights Star Fest (NNSF). This event is held under the dark, dark skies in rural Aitkin County, about 125 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Offered in cooperation with the Long Lake Conservation Center (LLCC), this year’s program will include:

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  • Opportunities to view objects through the MAS’s largest aperture telescopes, the 25” and 30” Obsession telescopes.
  • Excellent staging sites for setting up/using your scope. On- field electricity is available.
  • An optional observing list will be available to challenge your skills. Pins are awarded for successful completion.
  • Afternoon and evening presentations by MAS club members, astronomical experts and scholars.
  • Comfortable modern “bunkhouse” lodging. Each room has 4 single bunks with its own bathroom and shower. Single occupancy available.
  • Brunch, Dinner and Midnight snacks provided by LLCC. Meals are purchased à la carte with pre-registration.
  • Daytime activities include presentations, swap meet, canoeing and exploring Aitkin County.
  • Door prize drawing Saturday evening. (Must be present to win)

NNSF FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Space is limited so we encourage you to register early using the Online Registration Form hosted by LLCC( Link above)

Questions?  Please contact Long Lake at 218-768-4653 or info@longlakecc.org

 

Schedule of Events: (Subject to change)

Wednesday September 1, 2020

4:00 pm: Check in
5:00 pm: Dinner
6:45 pm: Meet & Greet, Scope Setup
Rest of Evening: Observe (no white light)

The 30”and 25”scopes will be available for use by trained Keyholders.
12:00 am: Midnight Snack

 

Wednesday September 1, 2021

Afternoon: Check in
5:00 pm: Dinner
Early Evening: Meet & Greet, Scope Setup
6:30 pm: LLCC Keyholder training. (Part 1) Meet on field

Rest of Evening: Observe (no white light)

The 30”and 25”scopes will be available for use by trained Keyholders.
12:00 am: Midnight Snack

Thursday Septmber 2, 2021

Morning: Canoeing, Hiking, Bird watching, Relaxing
11:30 am: Brunch
Ongoing: Swap Meet at Lecture Hall (Bring your stuff to sell)
Afternoon: Lecture: TBD
3:45 pm: Key Holder Training (Part 2) Video in lecture hall
5:30 pm: Dinner

Early Evening: Featured Speaker: TBD

Rest of Evening: Observe (no white light)
The 30”and 25”scopes will be available for use by trained Keyholders.
12:00 am: Midnight Snack

Friday Septmber 3, 2021

Morning: Canoeing, Hiking, Bird watching, Relaxing
11:30 am: Brunch
Ongoing: Swap Meet at Lecture Hall (Bring your stuff to sell)
Afternoon: Lecture: TBD
5:30 pm: Dinner

Early Evening: Featured Speaker: Bob King

Rest of Evening: Observe (no white light)
The 30”and 25”scopes will be available for use by trained Keyholders.
12:00 am: Midnight Snack

Saturday September 4, 2021

Morning: Canoeing, Hiking, Bird watching, Relaxing
11:30 am: Brunch
Ongoing: Swap Meet at Lecture Hall (Bring your stuff to sell)
Afternoon: Lecture: TBD
5:30 pm: Dinner

Early Evening: Featured Speaker: Bob King

Rest of Evening: Observe (no white light)
The 30”and 25”scopes will be available for use by trained Keyholders.
12:00 am: Midnight Snack

Sunday September 5, 2021

Morning: Canoeing, Hiking, Bird watching, Relaxing
11:30 am: Brunch
Ongoing: Swap Meet at Lecture Hall (Bring your stuff to sell)
Afternoon: Lecture: TBD
5:30 pm: Dinner

Early Evening: Featured Speaker: TBD

Rest of Evening: Observe (no white light)
The 30”and 25”scopes will be available for use by trained Keyholders.
12:00 am: Midnight Snack

Monday September 6, 2021

Morning: Canoeing, Hiking, Bird watching, Relaxing

11:00 am: Turn in your observing logs for Observing Certificate

12:00 pm: Brunch on your own

1:00 pm: Checkout (sweep your room, pick up garbage)

 

 


 

For additional information on visiting LLCC, including map and directions,
visit the MAS LLCC webpage HERE

 

NNSF FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)


Please contact Long Lake at 218-768-4653 or info@longlakecc.org

 

LLCC Home Page (more information about the LLCC) www.longlakecc.org

Join us for a memorable dark skies experience!LLCCpano