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Northern Nights Star Fest 2024 at LLCC

August 28 @ 5:00 pm - September 2 @ 11:00 am CDT

Northern Nights Star Fest will be held at long Lake Conservation Center August 28 – September 2 2024.

The LLCC Committee is working hard to put together a great event.

Registration will open in spring/summer 2024 – come back for the registration link here or look for the announcement in the MAS Weekly Happenings newsletter. Registration fee is required to attend, and meals and lodging can be optionally purchased online.

Additional details of NNSF can be found on the Northern Nights Star Fest event page.

Join us for the premier MAS Regional Star Party at our great dark-sky site.

Preliminary NNSF Agenda (Subject to change at any time)

Wednesday, August 28

3:00 pm:  Check in at NorthStar Lodge when you arrive
5:30 pm:  Dinner in dining hall
7:00 pm:  If cloudy we will watch online lectures or movie in the lecture hall
Rest of Evening:  Observe. (No white light!)
12:00 am:  Midnight Snack in dining hall
The 30”and 25” scopes will be available for use.

 Thursday, August 29

11:30 am:  Brunch in dining hall
1:00 pm: Swap Meet at Lecture Hall (Bring your stuff to sell)
1:00pm: Lecture – TBD
2:00pm: Lecture – TBD
3:30 pm:
  LLCC Keyholder training.  (Part 1) Video in lecture hall
3:30 pm:  Solar Observing (Get out your solar scopes to share)
5:30 pm:  Dinner in dining hall
Rest of Evening: Observe
12:00 am:  Midnight Snack in dining hall
The 30”and 25” scopes will be available for use.

Friday, August 30

11:30 am:  Brunch in dining hall
1:00 pm: Lecture: TBD
Turn in your observing logs for Observing Certificate
2:30 pm: Lecture – TBD
4:00 pm:  LLCC Keyholder training. (Part 2) Meet at Observatory
4:00 pm:  Solar Observing (Get out your solar scopes to share)
5:30 pm:  Dinner in dining hall
7:00 pm:  Welcome Message – Door prize give-away – Must be present to win.
8:30 pm: If cloudy – bonfire or movie
Rest of Evening: Observe
12:00 am: Midnight Snack in dining hall

The 30”and 25” scopes will be available for use.

Saturday, August 31

11:30 am: Brunch in dining hall
1:00 pm: Lecture: TBD
Turn in your observing logs for Observing Certificate
2:30 pm: TBD
3:30 pm: Guided Naturalist Activities.  Meet at Lecture Hall
5:30 pm:  Dinner in dining hall
 7:00 pm: Featured Speaker: TBD
8:30 pm: If cloudy – bonfire or movie

Rest of Evening: Observe
12:00 am: Midnight Snack in dining hall

The 30”and 25” scopes will be available for use.

Sunday, September 1

11:30 am: Brunch in dining hall
1:00 pm: Open floor to show your astrophotography
5:30 pm:  Dinner in dining hall
7:00 pm: If cloudy – bonfire or movie
Turn in your observing logs for Observing Certificate
Rest of Evening: Observe
The 30”and 25”scopes will be available for use.

Monday, September 2

1:00 pm:  Checkout (sweep your room, pick up garbage)
Leave no trace.  Pick up your swap-meet stuff

Details

Start:
August 28 @ 5:00 pm CDT
End:
September 2 @ 11:00 am CDT
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Venue

Long Lake Conservation Center
28952 438th Lane
Palisade, 56469 United States
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Phone
218-768-4653
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