Rocky Mountain Star Stare (RMSS) is an annual star party sponsored by the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society. Circle this year’s gathering: June 17 – 21, 2020.

Credit: Colorado Springs Astronomical Society

Located on 35 acres of land, RMSS’s “Starry Meadows” is conveniently located just over two hours southwest of Colorado Springs (outside of Gardner, CO), between the Sangre de Cristo and Wet mountain ranges, at an altitude of 7,600 feet above sea level.

Credit: RMSS


RMSS annually plays host to 300+ amateur and professional astronomers, family and friends.


This year, I am very pleased to take part as a speaker to highlight my latest book, Moon Rush – The New Space Race.


I’ll be joining these distinguished speakers:

Harrison Schmitt walked on the Moon in December 1972 as the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 17. One of the twelve Moon-walkers, he is the last person to step on the Moon and the only scientist-astronaut to do so.

Timothy Cichan is the Space Exploration Architect at Lockheed Martin, where he leads a multi-disciplinary team of engineers who figure out how to help astronauts and robots visit the Moon, asteroids, and Mars.

Victoria Hamilton of the Southwest Research Institute is a planetary geologist interested in the mineralogy and histories of planetary bodies. She is a co-Investigator on the NASA OSIRIS-REx and Lucy missions.

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