The Western Colorado Astronomy Club is hosting its annual Grand Mesa
Star Party from June 10-12th. The observing/camping site is located atop
the Grand Mesa, about 45 miles east of Grand Junction, Colorado at an
elevation of 10,600 feet. Last year's attendance was over 100, with
magnitude 7 skies and a surprise auroral display. Daytime activities
will feature guest speakers, a pot-luck supper on June 11th, and the
ever popular raffle of door prizes from numerous companies and vendors.

Location:
Grand Mesa National Forest, elev. 10,600 feet
Lands End Road
Mesa, CO 81643

Admission Fees:
Only $15 per person

Directions:
I-70 West of Denver, CO, exit 49 South
South on CO Hwy 65 to Mesa approx 12 miles
Continue on CO Hwy 65 to Lands End Road
Right on Lands End Road to Star Party site

Map:
http://www.coloradowestastronomy.org/mesamap.html

More Information & Registration Forms:
http://www.coloradowestastronomy.org/SP05.html

Other daytime activities include hiking and fishing on the Grand Mesa,
the Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction, and several scenic
towns and numerous venues for families in the area between the Mesa and
Grand Junction. More at:

http://www.visitgrandjunction.com/
http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/gmug/
http://www.nps.gov/colm/
http://www.westernstylemagazine.com/towns/palisade.html

(note: remove the +++ in the email address above if you wish to contact
us directly -- thanks!)