18th
Indiana Family Star Party
2021
PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday
3:00 PM
Event opens
9:19 PM
Sunset
Wednesday
9:19 PM
Sunset
Dusk until dawn
Observing
Thursday
3:00 PM
Registration booth opens
9:18 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 Lodge.
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Astro Grill at the Lodge.
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Swap meet at food and picnic shelter.
6:30 PM
Ice Cream Social in front of the Nature Center.
7:00 PM
IFSP orientation and Astro-Round Table
9:18 PM
Sunset
Dusk till dawn
Observing
Saturday
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
1:00-2:00 PM
Bruce Bowman - So You Wanna Be An (Amateur) Astronomer
2:30 - 3:30 PM
Dan Milisavljevic  - Cosmic Bomb Squad Investigation
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Ali Bramson - Ice on Mars:  Where it is, How it is and Why it Matters
5:50 PM
Close of raffle.
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Swap meet at food and picnic shelter.
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
"Star-hopping with your Finderscope Workshop" by Lisa Wieland at the Nature Center.
9:17 PM
Sunset
10:00 PM
Movies at the Nature Center.
dusk till dawn
Observing
Sunday
8:00 to 10:30 AM
Astro Grill open
8:30 AM
Non-denominational church service at the Rotary Shelter.
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).