Summer Star Party
2023 TBA
Observing & Camping Vacation
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Summer Star Party has been rescheduled for 2023. NOTE: We will post the actual dates in early 2023.

RAC holds the longest and most exciting star party, geared to both the serious observer, imager, and the whole family. Our location in the Berkshires is known for its pristine dark skies, and gorgeous arching Milky Way. Don’t miss our Opening Festival and StarBQ with live music!

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Pristine Dark Sky Location
   in Northwest Massachusetts
Large Open-grass Telescope Field
   with 360-degree view of night sky,
   horizon to horizon
Famous SSP Chicken StarBQ:
   Only $17.49 ($12.49, kids under 12)
   Don't miss the festivities
   Saturday, Date TBD, at 5:30 pm.
   Your feast includes:
   fresh BBQ'd chicken, potato salad,
   cole slaw, baked beans,
   rolls & dessert. Featuring Live Music,
   Lecture, Talks & Demos.
Opening Festival & Sky Lantern
   Launch Join us Sat, Date TBD
   at sundown for a great live acoustic
   concert and our spectacular
   sky lantern launch.
FREE Raffle Ticket: Win valuable
   astronomical equipment incl. TeleVue
FREE Wi-Fi (Value: $35)
Refreshment & Game Tent
   w/ Daytime Lemonade & Unlimited
   Evening Coffee, Hot Coco & Cookies
FREE Daily Continental Breakfast
Food Prep Tent including
   microwave, gas grill, dish washing
   sink, food prep table, fire pit,
   picnic table, red lighting
Stellafane Convention is nearby for
   day/night visits
Vendors with astronomy gear &
   accessories for sale, including
   Camera Concepts & Teeter's

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Member & Non-Member Event
Fees $49 – Individual (Members)
  $69 – Family (Members)
  $59 – Individual (Non-Members)
  $79 – Family (Non-Members)
  $17.49 ea. – StarBQ
  $12.49 ea. – StarBQ (kids under 12)
Campsite Fees Not Included
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Payment Major Credit Cards & PayPal >
Location Peppermint Park Camping Resort
  169 Grant Street
  Plainfield, Massachusetts
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StarBQ Saturday 2023 TBA, 5:30 pm
Opening Festival Saturday 2023 TBA, Dusk
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