David H. Levy's Evening Stars: A special star party in upstate New York
May 2010: Gazing at the wonders of the dark sky with like-minded friends never loses its allure.
March 29, 2010
One of the advantages of writing a monthly column in Astronomy magazine is that I can promote a particular event I think has value to our readers, especially those just beginning their astronomical voyages. I've often felt that a star party in the Stellafane tradition, but limited to a smaller, more intimate group of people, would be perfect.
This scenic campsite, in the midst of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, becomes even more picturesque at night, offering one of the darkest spots in the northeastern United States. It has long been home to some of the author’s most fond skygazing memories.
Photo by David H. Levy
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