Star Party

Telescope 2016
Viewing through a Shenandoah Astronomical Society Member Telescope

NPS/Buddy Secor

Join the National Park Service with the Shenandoah Astronomical Society for 3 FREE Star Parties

A SAS member will provide an Astronomical related program. Come look through our telescopes, or bring yours and we can show you how to use it.

  • Saturday, April 21 8 pm - Lyrid Meteor Shower
  • Saturday, August 11 8:30 pm - Perseid Meteor Shower - CANCELLED Due to current weather conditions.
  • Saturday, October 13 6:30 pm - Star Party

The star parties will be held at the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation Thoburn Redoubt tract.

Directions to the site:

1. Just south of Middletown, from U.S. Route 11, turn left onto Water Plant Road. Proceed 1 mile to the intersection with Long Meadow Road.

2. Turn right onto Long Meadow Road. Proceed 0.1 mile.

3. Turn right onto Bowman's Mill Road. Proceed 1.4 miles to Thoburn Redoubt.

4. The Thoburn Tract is marked by a Civil War Trails sign and some Waysides. Turn right into the property.

Last updated: August 11, 2018

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P.O. Box 700
Middletown, VA 22645



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