19th
Indiana Family Star Party
2022
PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday
3:00 PM
Event opens
9:06 PM
Sunset
Wednesday
9:05 PM
Sunset
Dusk until dawn
Observing
Thursday
3:00 PM
Registration booth opens at Nature Center
5:15 PM
Volunteer dinner at lodge
9:04 PM
Sunset
Dusk until dawn
Observing
Friday
10:00 AM
Registration booth opens
10:00 AM- noon
Brunch at the Lodge.
11:30 AM -noon
Swap meet at the Rotary Picnic Shelter.
4:00 PM - 10:00
Registration at Gate (by Day parking Entrance).
Single Day admission opens.
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Astro Grill open
5:00 PM
Sky Trekker Judges' meeting at the Lodge
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Swap meet at food and picnic shelter.
6:00 PM - Midnight
Hay wagon (Space Shuttle) runs parking lot loop.
6:30 PM
Ice Cream Social & IFSP Orientation in front of the Nature Center.
7:00 PM
IFSP orientation and Astro-Round Table
7:45 PM
Sky Trekker/Sky Trekker Adult sign-up cot off time.
8:00 PM
Sky Trekker/Sky Trek Adult Launch Meeting at the
Nature Center. Free ice cream treats & prize
drawings after completion!
8:30 PM
"What's Up" - Beginning Astronomy Workshop with John Molt.  Meet outside north door of Nature Center.
9:03 PM
Sunset
9:45 PM
Observing Field closes to non-emergency traffic
10:00 PM
Sky Trekker/Sky Trek Adult Examinations at Galileo
Gallery. Also: Free Movies, Coffee, Hot Chocolate,
and Popcorn in the Nature Center . HAVE FUN!
Dusk till dawn
Observing
Saturday
1:00 AM
Astro Grill suggested closing time.
9:00 AM
Astro Grill opens
10:00 AM
Registration booth opens
10:30 AM
Astro-Quiz at Nature Center.
11:30 AM -Noon
Swap meet at food and picnic shelter.
12:15 PM
Group photo at the observatory
12:55 PM
Introductory welcome, updates and orientation at Nature Center.
1:00-2:00 PM
Brian Murphy, Ph.D.: Remote Astronomical
Observations for All!
2:30 - 3:30 PM
Dr. Briony Horgan, Ph.D.: Roving Mars: NASA’s Search for Ancient Life with the Perseverance Rover
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Mr. Norm Dingle, IAS: James Webb Project
5:50 PM
Close of raffle.
6:00 PM - midnight
Hay wagon ("Space Shuttle") runs parking loop
6:00 PM
Awards and door prizes in the Nature Center.
7:00 PM
Prairie grass nature walk starting outside northwest corner of the Nature Center.
8:30 PM
What's Up - Beginning Astronomy Workshop with John Molt.  Meet outside north door of Nature Center.
9:02 PM
Sunset
9:45 PM
Observing field closes to non-emergency traffic
10:00 PM
Movies at the Nature Center.
10:00 PM
Kid's Corner just west of Galileo Gallery.
dusk till dawn
Observing
Sunday
1:00 AM
Astro Grill suggested closing time
8:00 to 10:30 AM
Astro Grill open
Noon
Event closes
Astro Quiz: The Astro-Quiz at 10:30 am Saturday in the Nature Center.
We may limit the number of people for the quiz to allow for proper social distancing.

Note:  The exhibition area at the south end of the Nature Center is still available (after Friday brunch) if you have images or artwork or telescopes/equipment you'd like to exhibit for general appreciation.
Swap Meet: 11:30am-12 noon and 6:00pm-7:30 Friday and Saturday, at the picnic shelter north of the Nature Center. An extra table will be set up for this since the picnic shelter will also be used for the food vendor.
All Night Long: Stargazing. And if it clouds up, or you just need a break, space related movies will be showing all night long (Fri-Sat only) in the Nature Center. Free coffee and hot chocolate will be available from 10 pm till midnight (Fri-Sat only).