2002 Shingletown Star Party

Volcano country in Northern California

Cinder cones form ancient eruptions spot the landscape.

It’s nice to feel welcome!

The abandoned runway makes a great venue for a star party.

North end of the runway.

It’s 109 degrees in the shade...if you can find any.

How did I get all this stuff in my little car?

About 75 amateur astronomers turned out for the inaugural event.

3 nights of clear, dark sky’s and balmy weather.