Stargate Observatory Star Party and Pot Luck Dinner

  • 12 Sep 2015
  • 4:30 PM - 11:30 PM
  • 6165 Wiggins Rd, Live Oak, Florida


Registration is closed
A Star Party and Pot Luck dinner, cloudy or clear, for AAC members and guest at Fred and Lucille Heinrich Stargate Observatory and home. (First star party held in September 2006.) Skies are very dark. Great for viewing deep sky objects.

We will have a potluck dinner at 6:00 pm. Bring whatever you like for dinner to share with everyone else. Need to know who is coming and what you are bringing. Email Lisa Eager at

Sunsets: 7:38 pm setup around 5:15 pm

Event to be held "Rain or Shine"

The site is about 60 miles northwest of Gainesville, Florida, and about five miles east of Live Oak. Driving time from Gainesville is approximately one hour.

Do not use GPS unless you own a tank. It will lead you through  quicksand.

Directions from Gainesville
·Get on I-75, go approximately 50 miles north to ext 439 (SR 136). Go west toward Live Oak
·Go west on SR 136 for 2.4 miles, to CR 136A
·Turn right, go north on CR 136A for 1.8 miles
·Turn left onto Wiggins Road, go west for 0.5 miles
·Enter observing field just after the old house on the right

·If you get lost, call Fred or Lucille (386) 362-5995

-Bring a tent or RV if you like to stay overnight.

Location: 6165 Wiggins Rd, Live Oak, Florida


Haldeman's          grape/cream cheese dessert

                           crockpot beef dish

Cohen's            dessert

Chuck Broward     brownies

Judy Broward       mac & cheese

Ivo                      chicken wings

David L                banananana bread      

Heinrich's     crockpot dish using black beans and brown rice (no        meat) and corn muffins.They will also be providing paper goods, condiments,limeade,sweet tea, coffee, water, and ice.   

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