Star Parties are wonderful events. I have attended 3 Alberta Star Parties ASPs, and my first
Saskatchewan Summer Star Party SSSP. Meeting with other star gazers, and amateur Astronomers,as well as being able to look at all the various telescopes and equipment was great! This year at the SSSP there were 2 companies that sell Telescopes, eyepieces, Binoculars, books and other accessories. A good opportunity to buy new additions and even sell off some things to other Star gazers.
There were some people, new to the hobby who came and wandered throughout the campgrounds looking through all the scopes and getting a good idea of what they may purchase in the future, another great reason to attend.
Both nights that I attended were good for star gazing, although Friday night was the best.
I hope that I am fortunate enough to be able to attend many more.