Schedule

Preliminary Schedule of Events

The center of activity at NSP will be the large tent on the Observing Field near the entrance to  the Snake Campground.  Activities under the NSP Tent are: meal service, night time constellation talks, and door prize giveaways.  The exception will be Wednesday, when activities will be moved to the high school in the town of Valentine.

On Tuesday evening, the NSP will provide a free “Cattle Country” Burger dinner to attendees.  Other evening meals are available for pre-purchase at the time of registration.  These meals are truly delicious and include a sumptuous helping of an entrée along with side dishes and drinks, and all are priced at $10 for adults, $7 for kids 10 and under.  All meals will be served from the NSP tent on the observing field adjacent to Snake Campground.  Since the State Park has limited seating and tables, plan to bring your own lawn chairs to the serving area, or you may take your meals back to your observing location.

The following tentative lineup of events is subject to change, but the week will look a lot like this:

SUNDAY, July 23
Registration & Check-In, 4-6:30 PM, at Boardman Campground
Optional Barbecue Chicken Dinner, 7-8 PM, NSP Tent on the Observing Field
Observation, Dusk ’til Dawn, Observing Field

MONDAY, July 24
Beginner’s Field School, 2-4 PM, Waters Edge Restaurant
Registration & Check-In, 5-6:30 PM, at Boardman Campground
Optional BBQ Beef Sandwich Dinner, 7-8 PM, NSP Tent on the Observing Field
Observation, Dusk ’til Dawn, Observing Field

TUESDAY, July 25
Beginner’s Field School, 2-4 PM, Waters Edge Restaurant
Registration & Check-In, 5-6:30 PM, at Boardman Campground
Free “Cattle Country” Burger Bash, 7-8 PM, Tent  on the Observing Field
Observation, Dusk ’til Dawn, Observing Field

WEDNESDAY, July 26 (at Valentine High School)
Beginner’s Field School, 10 AM – Noon
Registration & Check-In, 10 AM – Noon
Swap Meet, 10 AM – 4PM
Pizza Lunch Buffet, Noon-1 PM (Approx. cost, $8)
Speaker Programs, 1-4 PM
Children’s Program, 1-4 PM
Evening meal on your own
Observation, Dusk ’til Dawn, Observing Field

THURSDAY, July 27
Open Day – No NSP events scheduled
Optional Brewers Canoe/Float Trip down Niobrara
Optional Deli Sandwich Dinner, 7-8 PM, NSP Tent on the Observing Field
Observation, Dusk ’til Dawn, Observing Field

FRIDAY, July 28
Open Day – No NSP events scheduled
Evening Meal on your own
Public Star Party, 9:00 PM, Observing Field

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