Member/Business Meeting:

Monday, August 13, 2018 - Location - TBD
Meeting - 7:30 PM
Directions available via e-mail, upon request.

SMAS Observing Sessions at the Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Education Center (NCEEC)
and the Nanjemoy Creek Observatory (NCO):


In July:
July 7, 2018
July 14, 2018

In August:
August 11, 2018
NOTE: Only one observing session in August is correct.

PLEASE NOTE:

*Observing Sessions are for SMAS members, special guests and prospective new members ONLY!

*SMAS schedules Free Public Star Parties at various locations throughout the year. See the calendar for details.

*To schedule a Free Private Star Party, contact the SMAS Program Coordinator.

*NCEEC is a gated facility, and NCO is operated by SMAS volunteers.

*For SMAS Observing Sessions, ALL NON-MEMBERS MUST arrange to meet a SMAS member on site, to be sure that they will have access.

*The scheduling of a SMAS Observing Session DOES NOT guarantee attendance by members, regardless of the weather.

*NCEEC is a facility of the Charles County School District, therefore it is a Smoke Free, Alcohol Free, Drug Free Zone.

Public Star Parties at NCEEC/NCO:

PLEASE NOTE: NCEEC is a facility of the Charles County School District, therefore it is a Smoke Free, Alcohol Free, Drug Free Zone.

None Scheduled At This Time

Public Star Parties at Other Locations:

PLEASE NOTE: Public Star Parties at Other Locations may be postponed or cancelled, due to inclement weather.

CANCELLED, DUE TO RAIN AND CLOUDS Saturday, July 21, 2018 - FREE Public Star Party
Historic Sotterley Plantation
44300 Sotterley Lane
Hollywood, MD 20636

Observing Start Time - 10:00 PM - Everyone Welcome!
Weather Permitting Only

NOTE: No pre-registration required.

For more information about Historic Sotterley Plantation, visit their website or call 301-373-2280.

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - FREE Public Star Party
Historic Sotterley Plantation
44300 Sotterley Lane
Hollywood, MD 20636

Observing Start Time - 9:00 PM - Everyone Welcome!
Weather Permitting Only

NOTE: No pre-registration required.

For more information about Historic Sotterley Plantation, visit their website or call 301-373-2280.

Friday, September 14, 2018 - FREE Public Star Party
Village Green
100 Walter Thomas Road
Indian Head, MD 20640

Observing Start Time - 8:30 PM - Everyone Welcome!
Weather Permitting Only

NOTE: No pre-registration required.

For more information about Indian Head, visit their website or call Community Affairs: 240-375-4061.

Friday, October 19, 2018 - FREE Public Star Party
Elms Environmental Education Center
49300 St. James Church Road
Dameron, MD 20628
301-862-3964

Observing Start Time - 8:30 PM - Everyone Welcome!
Weather Permitting Only

Elms Environmental Education Center Website

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - FREE Public Star Party
Thomas Stone National Historic Site
6655 Rose Hill Road
Port Tobacco, MD 20677
301-392-1776

No pre-observing briefing
Observing Start Time - 7:30 PM - Everyone Welcome!
Weather Permitting Only

NOTE: No pre-registration required.

Thomas Stone National Historic Site Website

Speaking Engagements and Astronomy Activities - Public:

None Scheduled At This Time

Speaking Engagements and Astronomy Activities - Private:

None Scheduled At This Time

Private Star Parties at Local Schools, Other Locations or NCEEC/NCO:

PLEASE NOTE: NCEEC is a facility of the Charles County School District, therefore it is a Smoke Free, Alcohol Free, Drug Free Zone.

PLEASE NOTE: SMAS is available to help Cub, Boy and Girl Scouts earn select Astronomy Badge Requirements. Contact the SMAS Program Coordinator for more information.

None Scheduled At This Time

School/Scout Visitation Programs:

None Scheduled At This Time

Contact the SMAS Program Coordinator for more information.

Other Activities:

None Scheduled At This Time

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Last Updated: 7/21/18