Starfest 2018

Date & Time
Multiple Days: 08/11/2018, 08/12/2018, 08/18/2018, 08/19/2018 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Fee Information

StarFest 2018

Saturday August 11, with cloud/rain dates of August 12, 18, 19, 2018

This event is very weather dependent. Potential participants should check local area weather forecasts as to expected viewing conditions.  Last minute postponement is possible and will be made public through the Hopewell Furnace NHS website, Facebook page and the ChesMont Astronomical Society.

The program will feature speakers, astronomy presentations, and activities for kids.  Public viewing of the wonders of the Milky Way will be available through amateur and high-end telescopes.  

5:30 p.m.  Telescope set-up and solar observing.

6:00 p.m.  Kids Corner educational activities.

7:00 p.m.  Opening Remarks:  Members of the ChesMont Astronomical Society, Pennsylvania  Outdoor Lighting Council and Hopewell Furnace NHS will welcome everyone.

7:30 p.m.  Special Guest Speaker James Aguirre, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania

8:15 p.m.  Keynote Speaker Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer at the The Franklin Institute Science Museum 

9:15 p.m.  Grand Door Prize will be awarded

9:30 - 11:30p.m.  Observation of the Universe

More information may be obtained by visiting the ChesMont Astronomical Society website at:


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Apple Orchard Area

5:30 PM to 11:30 PM

Fee Information:

Contact Name:
Hopewell Furnace NHS

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2 Mark Bird Lane
Elverson, PA 19520


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