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Texas Star Party
Fort Davis, Texas
April 15-22, 2012

Riverside Telescope Makers Conference
Big Bear City, California
May 23-28, 2012 

Grand Canyon Star Party
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
June 16-23, 2012

Southern California Astronomy Expo
San Diego
July 14, 2012 

Golden State Star Party
Aldin, California
July 18-22, 2012

Rocky Mountain Star Stare
Gardner, Colorado
June 13-16, 2012

Wisconsin Observers Weekend
Waupaca, Wisconsin
June 19-22, 2012 

Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
May 17-20, 2012

Table Mountain Star Party
Ellensburg, Washington
July 19-21, 2012

South Dakota Star Party
Beresford, South Dakota
2012 date TBD

Mount Bachelor Star Party
Bend, Oregon
August 8-12, 2012

Julian Starfest
Julian, California
August 16-19, 2012

Idaho Star Party
Mountain Home, Idaho
September 14-15, 2012

Oregon Star Party
Prineville, Oregon
August 15-19, 2012

Weekend Under the Stars
Fox Park, Wyoming
August 16-18, 2012 

Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show
Pasadena, California
Fall 2012

Enchanted Skies Star Party
Socorro, New Mexico
October 10-13, 2012

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
New Mexico
various summer/fall dates in 2012

Eldorado Star Party
Eldorado, Texas 
October 8-14, 2012

Night Under the Stars
Alamo Lake State Park, Arizona
November 10, 2012



Mid-South Star Gaze
French Camp, Mississippi
April 18-21, 2012

Tennessee Spring Star Party
Spencer, Tennessee
April 20-22, 2012 

Northeast Astronomy Forum
Suffern, New York
April 28-29, 2012 

Two Rivers Spring Star Party
Barry, Illinois
May 17-20, 2012 

Sky Meadows State Park
Paris, Virginia
One Saturday a month

Wisconsin Observers Weekend
Hartman Creek State Park, Waupaca, Wisconsin
July 19-22, 2012

Green Bank Star Quest
Green Bank, West Virginia
June 20-23, 2012

Astronomical League Convention
July 4-7, 2012 

Mason Dixon Star Party
York, Pennsylvania
July 18-22, 2012

Stellafane Convention
Springfield, Vermont
August 16-19, 2012

Indiana Family Star Party
Frankfort, Indiana
July 19-22, 2012 

Nebraska Star Party
Valentine, Nebraska
July 15-20, 2012

Hidden Hollow 2012
Mansfield, Ohio
August 19-27, 2012 

Connecticut River Valley Astronomers Conjunction
Northfield, Massachusetts
July 20-21, 2012

Almost Heaven Star Party
Spruce Knob, West Virginia
August 17-21, 2012

see Astronomical League Convention above

Black Forest Star Party
Cherry Springs State Park, Pennsylvania
September 14-16, 2012

Prairie Skies Star Party 
Bourbonnais, Illinois
September 13-16, 2012

Great Lakes Star Gaze
Gladwin, Michigan
September 13-16, 2012

Okie-Tex Star Party
Kenton, Oklahoma
September 8-16, 2012

Peach State Star Gaze
October 7-14, 2012 

Twin Lakes Star Party
Dawson Springs, Kentucky
October 6-13, 2012 

Mid-Atlantic Star Party
Robbins, North Carolina
October 12-22, 2012

Deep South Regional Star Gaze
Norwood, Louisiana
November 7-11, 2012

CSPG Fall Star Party
Chiefland, Florida
November 12-18, 2012