What is this Event?
The Boise Astronomical Society has been hosting the Idaho Star Party for 36 years, to provide the public and its club members with a two day cosmic experience. In addition, participants are challenged with a deep sky scavenger hunt. Within the weekend you will have to find that years given number of objects and document them. Each year we invite a guest speaker to join us and speak on a topic of their field. With the previous partnership with Bruneau Dunes State Park we will be holding the Idaho Star Party in the Eagle Cove Campground again this year. Contact Jeff Creed, our ISP Coordinator, about available campsites and any question you may have.
Who is our Guest Speaker?
.Dr Jessie Christiansen is an astrophysicist with the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech, where she searches for, characterizes, and catalogs planets orbiting other stars. In 2018 she was awarded the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal for her role with the successful NASA Kepler mission, which discovered thousands of exoplanets and revealed that rocky planets are common throughout the Galaxy. She now works on the NASA TESS mission to find the nearest planetary systems to Earth - systems which will be ripe for further study with the next generation of ground- and space-based telescopes.
For More on her work check out her web page.
2019 ISP Challenge
Where are we going to be this year?
The Idaho Star Party will be held on September 18th to the 20th the Bruneau Dunes State Park, Eagle Cove campgrounds. Contact the ISP Coordinator so see about available spots in the Eagle Cove loop A. All other camping is arranged through the park on their website or over the phone. Bruneau Dunes Website
Pre-registration has begun and will end on August 1st. Please fill out a registration form and bring it to the next general meeting or mail it to Boise Astronomical Society PO Box 7002 Boise, ID 83707. .
Please fill out our online registration form!
If you have any questions please contact our ISP Coordinator.