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Free Fall Star Parties

Star Party

Saturday, September 5th
Saint Gaudens NHS, Cornish, NH

Fri & Sat, October 16 & 17
at Stellafane, Springfield, VT

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The 2016 Stellafane Convention

will be held Thursday through Sunday Aug 4-7

2017 Convention will be July 20-23

2015 Convention Photos & Reports

Photos, Telescope Cometition Winners and Reports.

VPR Interview: Stellafane

Stellafane's Tom Spirock was interviewed by Vermont Public Radio's Jane Lindholm. Follow the link to listen to it.

Dennis di Cicco wins NERAL WSH Award
1970's Historic Convention Photos Added

John Bortle images from 1970, 71, 72, 74, 77, 78 and 79.
Have now added photos from 1981-84 also, more coming this year...

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