Although we are currently making plans for the event this year, the plans are still tentative depending on how the pandemic situation looks as we get closer to our proposed date.

Please check back closer to the event for the official schedule of events and registration!

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
  • Nearby Civil War museums & historical sites

Featured speakers and additional details to be announced.

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Some sponsors of previous star parties:


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Photos From Recent HOASPs

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Aerial View of the 2017 HOASP

Credit: Jim Ketchum

Aerial View of the 2016 HOASP

Credit: Jim Ketchum