Astronomical Society

Society Star Parties

What to Expect

Before you Arrive

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Concerning the Cold

Tips for surviving frigid star parties

Star Party Locations

Big Springs Park

Travel up Provo Canyon. Turn right at Vivian Park. Travel through Vivian park approximately 3.3 miles. Turn right into Big Springs Park. Travel through the park to the upper parking lot.

Click here for a Google map of the site.

Dark Sky Sites

Observation Challenges

The Astronomical Society has a series of observation challenges intended to help newcomers to the hobby of astronomy become experience amateur astronomers. These challenges are comprised of five levels of increasing difficulty. Each level is designed to be accessible using telescopes within an amateur's capabilities. Society members who complete each level and keep a record of their observations qualify for special awards.

PDFs of the observation challenges are available below, as well as the society observation log book, called the NightLog. Printed copies of the NightLog are available to club members free of charge. Printed copies are available to non-club members for $7. Please contact Carla June Carroll for more information.

BYU Observation Program Pamphlet (.pdf)  Click Here to Download (287 KB)
BYU NightLog and Observation Program (.pdf)  Click Here to Download (9.9 MB)