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Death Valley Secular Star Party

March 28 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

We hope you join us for a weekend or breathtaking camping, epic hiking, and unforgettable star gazing with professional astronomers and space experts!

Bring your tent, camper, or RV for the weekend and experience one of the most expansive National Parks in America. Known for its excruciating summer heat and colorful spring blooms, Death Valley is one of the sunniest spots on planet Earth and offers clear views of the Milky Way Galaxy on a cloud-free, moonless March night.

Our star party will start at 5pm, Saturday, March 28th with a community potluck/cookout near our group camp spot in the Stovepipe Wells campground. Then at 8pm we’ll gather our telescopes, blankets, and friends and travel just two miles up the road to the open skies under the Mesquite Sand Dunes. Presentations by our community experts will begin by 9pm.

All attendees will need to pay for and organize their own camping, camping gear, meals, and park entrance fees. While we encourage everyone to camp out with us at our meeting site in Stovepipe Wells, we don’t require it. Death Valley has a wide variety of camping and hotel options available.

Stovepipe Wells is one of two large-scale campgrounds managed by the National Parks in Death Valley and offers easy access to bathrooms, showers, and a restaurant. The campsite includes over 180 first-come-first-serve sites and is well known for never reaching capacity even during peak weekends. Unfortunately, this site does not allow online reservations. Look for our Atheists United banner if you want to camp near us.

For those interested in joining us during the day for group hiking and sightseeing we’ll organize an itinerary that starts from our group campsite in Stovepipe Wells Saturday and Sunday morning at 9am.

Park entrance fee is $30/vehicle. Camping in Stovepipe Wells is $14/night. Learn more about the park here: https://www.nps.gov/deva/index.htm

If you have any questions please email [email protected] This event is sponsored by Atheists United Los Angeles but is welcome to all that share secular values and endless curiosity. All updates will be posted on our Facebook event page or on Meetup.com.

See you in the desert!

Death Valley Secular Star Party

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020, 7:00 PM

Stovepipe Wells Campground
Cottonwood Canyon Rd California, CA

1 Atheists Attending

We hope you join us for a weekend or breathtaking camping, epic hiking, and unforgettable star gazing with professional astronomers and space experts! Bring your tent, camper, or RV for the weekend and experience one of the most expansive National Parks in America. Known for its excruciating summer heat and colorful spring blooms, Death Valley is o…

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Details

Date:
March 28
Time:
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Organizer

Evan Clark
Email:
evan@atheistsunited.org
Website:
atheistsunited.org

Venue

Stovepipe Wells – Death Valley
Cottonwood Canyon Rd
Death Valley, CA 92328 United States
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