StarLight Festival

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The 1st Annual StarLight Festival was held on May 24 and 25, 2014 in Big Bear, California. This event is free and open to the public and is a celebration of science and astronomy set among an atmosphere of music and art in the Village of Big Bear. In conjunction with the RTMC Astronomy Expo and the Big Bear Solar Observatory, there will be STEM hands-on activities and learning for students and educators.


Scheduled Organizations

  • City of Big Bear
  • Big Bear Solar Observatory
  • Big Bear Valley Education Corporation
  • Anti-Gravity Research
  • Astronomers Without Borders
  • The Astronomical League
  • Catch a Falling Star Meteorites, Apollo Moon Rock Presented by Dr. Mike Reynolds
  • The International Dark Sky Association
  • Let’s Make Robots
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Night Sky Network
  • The Sidewalk Astronomers
  • The World at Night

Scheduled Companies

  • Astronomy Magazine
  • Astronomy Technology Today
  • Celestron International
  • iStar
  • Lunt Solar Systems
  • Oceanside Photo & Telescope
  • PlaneWave Instruments
  • Polydome
  • QSI
  • Sky & Telescope Magazine
  • Stargazing 4 Everyone
  • StellarVision
  • Televue
  • Woodland Hills Camera & Telescope
  • Explore Scientific

Scheduled Speakers

  • Dr. Story Musgrave, Astronaut
  • Dr. Linda Spilker of the Cassini Mission to Saturn, JPL
  • Dr. David Steinfeld of the Curiosity Rover Mission to Mars, JPL
  • Dr. Stephen J. Edberg, Scientist, JPL
  • Stephen Ramsden, Solar Astronomy Outreach
  • Gary Palmer, Solar Astronomy Outreach
  • Dr. David Levy, Comet Discoverer
  • Mike Simmons, Executive Director of Astronomers Without Borders
  • Dr. Mike Reynolds, Dean at Florida State College, Jacksonville

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