Starfest 2019 Program

Monday, August 19th and Tuesday, August 20th
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
2:00 pm Campground opens
10:00 pm Observing Session Begins

Wednesday, August 21th
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
6:00 pm Registration opens
10:00 pm Observing Session Begins
11:00 pm Registration closed

Thursday, August 22th
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
9:00 am Registration opens
10:00 pm
  • Observing Session Begins
  • Red Light Café Opens
11:00 pm Registration closed

Friday, August 23rd
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
9:00 am Registration opens
11:00 am Your Neighborhood Star Revealed
by Alan Friedman
Beginners Guide to Telescopes
by Marc Fitkin
Commercial exhibits open
12:00 pm Lunch Solar Observing in the baseball field
1:00 pm Red Planet Up Close!  The Delivery, Discovery and Investigation of Martian Meteorites
by Dr. Phil McCausland
Bass-ackwards Astrophotography
by Gary Colwell
(1.5hrs)
2:00 pm Catching Sunlight
by Alan Friedman
3:00 pm The History of the Lunar Lander from 1937-1969
by Robert Godwin
A better and easier way to make your own telescope primary mirror
by Norm Folkers
4:00 pm Building Mars Rovers for the Student Community
by Team RSX
(demo after talk)
5:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Commercial exhibits close
7:00 pm MDA’s Contributions to Space and Planetary Exploration
by Paul Fulford
Friday Night at the Movies
8:00 pm Apollo 11 - Some tales of humankind’s first voyage to another world
by Robert Godwin
9:00 pm
10:00 pm Mallincam Observing
by Murray Romisher
  • Observing session begins
  • Sky Tour
  • Red Light Café opens
11:00 pm Registration closed

Saturday, August 24th
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
9:00 am Registration opens
9:30 am Kidsfest
10:30 am Optimizing Image Scale for Deep-Sky Astrophotography
by Ron Brecher
Commercial exhibits open
11:30 am Lunch Swap tables open Lunch
12:30 pm TBA
1:30 pm Meteors: when the sky falls on our heads
by Dr. Auriane Egal
A Beginners Guide to the Galaxy of PixInsight
by Adrian Aberdeen
2:30 pm A high resolution of Mars: cool features up close
by Dr. Isaac Smith
Basic Astro-Image Processing using Photoshop, Annie’s Actions & Carboni’s Actions
by Gary Colwell
(1.5hrs)
3:30 pm Dinner Banquet Setup
Volunteers needed!
5:00 pm Dinner Banquet Dinner
6:00 pm Commercial exhibits close
7:00 pm Exploring Mars with Rovers
by Dr. Ralf Gellert
8:00 pm Starfest Imaging Contest Results
8:30 pm Door Prizes and Announcements
10:00 pm Mallincam Observing
by Murray Romisher
  • Registration closed
  • Observing session begins
  • Sky Tour (alternate night)
  • Red Light Café Opens

Sunday, August 25th
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
11:30 am Starfest Teardown Begins
Volunteers Needed!
3:00 pm

✰ Post Starfest Observing Extension. (Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights)
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
10:00 pm Observing Session Begins