August 11 - 15 at the Eden Valley Guest Ranch, Oroville, WA

See the Registration Page for information

2015 Guest Speakers

We have lined up another excellent group of presenters for our Speakers Program this year! Speakers this year include:

  • Bob Abel, Professor of Applied Physics - colaborator on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
  • Jeff Kissel Ph.D, Controls Engineer at the Hanford Laser Interferometer Gravity-wave Observatory (LIGO)
  • Dr. Michael Allen, Senior Instructor of Physics and Astronomy, Washington State University
  • Dr. Guy Worthey, Galaxy Evolution researcher, Washington State University

This list is not the entire body of presenters for this year - we are working to add a few more to the lineup. See the Speakers Program page for information and updates.

Telescope Building Program

Don't have a telescope or a lot of money to spend on one? This program may be for you! Though aimed at our young astronomers in the Student Program, it is open to everyone. We are offering a kit for a 5" f/8 telescope that you will assemble at the star party for $140 when pre-purchased prior to the event. We do have a limited number of kits available, so please check out the program details on the Telescope Making Program page.

Observers Program for 2015

It's been updated for 2015, with a new list of objects added to the lists from previous years. Krieg and Tom have provided a theme for this year: "Near, Far, and Faint Fuzzies in a Faint Fuzzy". The list includes finding some stars that are known to host exoplanets; digging some Abell galaxy clusters in Pegasus, Perseus and Andromeda; and challenging you to locate some of the H-III regions in M33, the Triangulum Galaxy. And, as always, you're welcome to work on the Observers Program lists from previous years and still be able to earn your pin. More info, and copies of the lists, are on the Observers Program page.

TMSP 2015 and Beyond

As you may have noticed, TMSP 2015 will again take place at the Eden Valley Guest Ranch. We at TMSPA have received many questions and comments about returning to our namesake site on Table Mountain. We ask that you take a few minutes to read our statement regarding the future location of TMSP.

TMSPA Weblog

Want to stay up-to-date with news and announcements about the Table Mountain Star Party? We have our own TMSPA Weblog service so that you can get those updates via RSS feed. We'll be posting announcements regarding registration, Speakers Programs and other TMSP news on the Weblog. Check it out and subscribe to the RSS feed and you'll always get the latest information.