The Boise Astronomical Society is proud to present the

33rd Annual Idaho Star PartyTM
September 15th -September 17th, 2017

at the Bruneau Dunes State Park.

What is a Star Party?

A Star Party is a gathering of amateur astronomers under the stars! Many people who attend star parties bring telescopes, but you certainly do not need one to attend the ISP. The Bruneau Dunes State Park features a public observatory that hosts a number of high quality telescopes that are for everyone's use, including an outstanding 25" Newtonian Reflector. Additionally, most amateur astronomers are happy to share their instruments!

The Idaho Star Party is an event for the entire family, with programs for all ages, including kid programs, door prizes, and guest speaker presentations.

What do I need to do to attend the ISP?

You could simply get yourself to Bruneau State Park sometime between September 15th and September 17th, but if you want to participate in the programs and events you must register for the ISP.  

Registration is $25.00 however, if your registration is RECEIVED prior to August 1, 2017, you will receive a 50% discount on your registration fee. This fee applies for individuals or entire families living at one address. No mail in registrations will be accepted after August 1, 2017. Each registration includes:

  • Access to ISP programs and activities
  • Access to guest speaker presentations
  • The comprehensive ISP Observation Guide
  • One door prize ticket

Registration, for both ISP and loop A camping in Eagle Cove, is done through the treasurer, Becky Nielsen.

Campsite fees are NOT included in your registration fee. If you wish to camp at the ISP, Bruneau Dunes offers camping sites ranging from primitive to full service, and fees vary depending on your needs. Showers are included with camping fees. If loop A is filled camping arrangements will have to be done through the park's website. For Reservations, contact on line at: or by phone at: (888) 922-6743

To Contact Us

mailing address:

Idaho Star Party
PO Box 7002
Boise ID 83707

You may also contact any of the officers of the Boise Astronomical Society.