Mason Dixon Star Party 2014 - July 23-27

Raffle Prizes


The below vendors support MDSP and Amateur Astronomy.  If you need a new eyepiece, a new case, or a new gift idea - check these vendors who support amateur astronomy out first!

Each Star Party registered adult is given 2 free raffle tickets.  Extra tickets can be bought at the Star Party site for  $2 each, 12 for $20. Presently, raffle tickets can not be bought online.  During the event, each prize will have a container for raffle tickets.  Place as many raffle tickets in the containers for the prizes you most want to win.

Donors and Raffle for 2014

Watch this Space for more raffles items coming soon! Support our below Vendors who support Amateur Astronomy.
Two gift certificates valued $50 each. Visit website: Astrozap

COSMOS FirstScope

Special edition COSMOS eye nebula wrap on optical tube
Lightweight and portable, a great grab-and-go telescope. This special edition of our bestselling FirstScope offers several upgrades over the original, including 2 Kellner eyepieces and a red dot StarPointer finderscope. Since it weighs just 4.3 pounds, the COSMOS FirstScope is the perfect companion for camping trips, and all your outdoor adventures.
Retail is: $69.95
Visit website:

Sky & Telescope

**Binocular Highlights**

Exploring the wonders of the cosmos doesn't require expensive and complicated equipment-the moons of Jupiter, breathtaking nebulae, and distant galaxies are all visible through binoculars.
Retail is: $21.95
Visit website: Sky & TelescopePocket

**Sky Atlas**
Perfect for experienced stargazers and beginners alike, Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas will have you exploring the heavens in no time.
Retail is $19.95
Visit website: Sky & Telescope
Explore Scientific
We design, build, and sell telescopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, microscopes, and niche electronics that are high-quality, durable, and a great value. Visit website: Explore Scientific

Donation is a 2”, 20mm 100 degree Nitrogen-purged waterproof eyepiece. Retail is $299. See: Eyepiece

•The Explore Scientific 20mm 100 Eyepiece has been getting lots of thumbs up from seasoned amateur astronomers and now you can have one of your very own for a great price!
•The eyepiece is waterproof and nitrogen-purged, and it comes with a replaceable soft, folding eyecup. Eye relief on the Explore Scientific 20mm 100 Eyepiece is 14.5mm, the barrel is 2" and accepts 2" filters.
Quality software and publications for astronomy and astronomy education.

See website: David Chandler Company
Donation is Two “First Light” kits. See:
First Light Kit
 Astrophotograph of Messier 1

Messier 1 Photograph

Image donated by Harry Kimmel III
1 8x10 print, matted in an 11x14 frame. $60


David Chandler Company

Explore Scientific

Sky & Telescope


Bill Price

Harry Kimmel