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Frequently Asked Questions

Hours — Click here for our schedule of events.

Cost — There is no cost to attend any of our public start parties. Fees apply for overnight accommodations, tent or RV sites, and private events.

Overnight Accommodations — Tent camping is always free and space is almost unlimited. 6 RV sites are available with water and electric hook-up; price is $10 per night. There are three bunkhouses at CSAC available for rental during public or private events. Two small bunkhouses sleep 10 people each in 5 sets of bunk beds each. One large bunkhouse sleeps 22 people in 11 sets of bunk beds. No linens are provided. Each bunkhouse is heated and air-conditioned. Reservations are required for all overnight accommodations. Small, occupancy 10, $100/nt; Large, occupancy 22, $150/nt by reservation only

Private Events — CSAC is available for private rental for $100.00 per day. Reservations must be made in advance and are subject to availability. No private events can be reserved during public star party dates. Access to indoor observing facilities will only be permitted with prior arrangement of staff to be on premises; additional charges may be incurred.

Directions — Click here for driving directions to our campus.

Pets, Smoking and Firearms — Not permitted.

Campfires — Not permitted.

What to bring for Star Party guests — Closed toed shoes, weather appropriate clothing (layers are recommended), bug spray, sunscreen, snacks/food/beverages/coolers are welcome, cameras, binoculars, lawn chairs.

What to bring for overnight guests — Closed toed shoes, weather appropriate clothing (layers are recommended), bug spray, sunscreen, snacks/food/beverages/coolers are welcome, cameras, binoculars, lawn chairs, linens and pillows, towels and toiletries for showers, gas or electric only cook stoves. NO OPEN FIRES.