It is with a sadness that this decision has been made. It was made including the counsel of others.
Pre-registration checks are being returned.
Search for alternatives; Staunton River Star Party, Peach State Star Gaze
My rational making this decision includes:
Having failed to secure an acceptable permanent site for MASP
with an ever growing light dome from surrounding areas,
lack of 24 hr a day on site food service,
failure to manage light shielding from traffic,
the economic stress on some attendees,
my personal distractions including a search for new farm,
no vendors last year,
competing observing events,
and the expectation of another failed masp should weather be less than spectacular.
Star party (stär pär'tI) n. [AS. steorra + OF. partie] A congenial gathering of astronomers, photographers, scientists, and other night owls; convened in a dark place with hope of clear skies for the purpose of admiring creation.