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Announcing the Inaugural 2002 Shingletown Star Party


For the past eight years the San Francisco Bay Area internet observers group The Astronomy Connection (TAC) has been hosting star parties at Mount Lassen Volcanic National Park. The location's outstanding dark skies and wonderful daytime sights have made for an annual gathering that continues to increase in popularity and attendance.

This year, in conjunction with TAC, TAC-SAC (Sacramento) and Shasta County, the Shingletown Activities Council is proud to host the inaugural Shingletown Star Party for 5 days and nights at the Shingletown Airport, which is located approximately 40 miles east of Redding off of Hwy 44 in Shingletown, CA. The dates are from noon on Wednesday, July 10th through Monday at noon on July 15, 2002. The airport will be officially closed to air traffic during our stay, so we will be able to camp on site and leave our equipment set up on the paved runway.

While a few details are left to work out, this star party is happening and is open to all amateur astronomers. Come out and join the fun at a real dark sky event.

More details and a sign-up form can be found at: or contact Jim Ster by e-mail (sterjf at or telephone (916 278-5624 /voicemail) or Mark Wagner by e-mail (mgw at or telephone (408 356-1125).


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