Star party fun

An astronomer’s red headlamp leaves a streak on this time-exposure photo of the northern sky.

North Carolina’s Fort Macon State Park host a monthly dark night astronomy program open to the public. With the help of the Crystal Coast Star Gazers Group, telescopes are set up for public viewing. In this photo, group member Fred Angeli”s headlamp leaves a streak of light as he approaches his ‘scope to focus on the night sky. Photo by Doug Waters.

Looking for a star party in your area? Try our Astro Festivals, Star Parties, Workshops page, or EarthSky’s Best Places for Stargazing.

Deborah Byrd