Haven Star Party & StarBQ
Aug 28 – Sept 1, 2024
Dark Sky Observing at Its Best!
RAC is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Haven Star Party at our superior dark sky observing site in the Catskills: Star Haven.

RAC is again hosting the 5-day (4-night) star party for members only. Located on a bucolic gently sloping, South-facing, mowed grass field at an elevation of 2,000 ft, the sky is amazing (avg. SQM 21.6). Don’t miss the third annual Haven Star Party and StarBQ coming right before Labor Day!

Designed for serious observers and imagers, our exclusive location on the edge of the Willowemoc Wild Forest in the Catskills is known for its black skies, excellent seeing, and horizon to horizon Milky Way. It easily rivals Cherry Springs, Black Forest, PA for the quality of observing, but is less than 1.5 hours from Rockland County, Northern NJ, and the tri-State area!


Remote Dark Sky Location
   in Sullivan County, NY
Large Open-grass Telescope Field
   with 360-degree view of night sky,
   horizon to horizon, tick-treated
HSP StarBQ: Only $20
   Saturday, Aug 31, 4 pm (rain or shine)
   Your feast includes: hamburgers,
   hot dogs, rolls, potato salad,
   cole slaw, green salad & dessert,
   Featuring keg of fresh IPA
   from the local Catskill Brewery!
PLUS Astronomy Lecture at Dusk!
Raffle: Win a Widefield Eyepiece!
   13mm Nagler Type 6 (Value: $335)
Cell Reception (Verizon, AT&T)
Refreshment Tent
   Late-nite Coffee, Tea & Snacks
Gravity-fed Sink & Solar Shower
Toilets on Site
Electric Charging Station
Vendor Demo
   Tele Vue & more

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Members Only Event   Join RAC or Renew >
Dates Aug 28 – Sept 1, Wed–Sun (4 nights)
Fees $75 / Person TD Contribution
  Open Camping, Tenting, Tailgating,
     RVs, Parking (rain or shine)
  Open Campsite Fees Inclusive
  NO children under 12 or pets allowed on site
  One Small 2-Bed Cabin on site
  Wood-burning stove, dining table
Available for reservations: $39 / night
  Large Tent Platforms
  Fire pit, picnic table
  Up to 2 tents / 4 campers
  Available for reservations: $15 / night
  StarBQ: $20 / person
  Under canopies, rain or shine >
  (Must order online by Aug 26th) >
Payment Major Credit Cards & PayPal >
Location RAC Star Haven
Willowemoc Wild Forest
Livingston Manor, New York 12758
StarBQ Saturday Aug 31, 4 pm (rain or shine)
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