The Heart of America Star Party (HOASP) is the ASKC’s largest annual event, hosted at our 40-acre Dark Sky Site (DSS), 75 miles South of Kansas City. Join us for:

  • 6.3 limiting magnitude (based on SQM-L averages)
  • Services & motels located in nearby Butler, Mo.
  • Plenty of room for tents, trailers & RVs
  • Power hookups available
  • New shower/toilet facilities & fresh water on tap
  • Guided tour of nearby Civil War museums & sites

Featured speakers and additional details to be announced.

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Aerial View of the 2016 HOASP

Credit: Jim Ketchum

2017 Speaker Info

Jackie Beucher - 2017 Eclipse Chair, Astronomical Society of Kansas City VP


Dr. Dan McIntosh, Distinguished Associate Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics





Speaker Bios

Jackie Beucher

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Dave Lane

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Dr. Dan McIntosh

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