Goodbye to a friend:
In memory of ICSTARS owner, Vic Winter

StarGarden and family to dedicate
Astronomy Park in Vic's Name.
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Light Pillars

Northern Lights

Moon Halo
Join us for the 2007 Southern Skies Star Party A week long astronomical adventure in Bolivia,.
 (5/10/2007: This event has NOT been rescheduled and will operate as originally planned.)

Venus caught less than 1° away from crescent Moon
just after Sunset on May 19th, 2007 with earth-shine.

Comet C/2006 P1 McNaught in the northern sky.
More McNaught Photos
ICSTARS Buys Daystar Filters

ICSTARS of Missouri purchased DayStar Filters in February 2006 Our lab has been moved to ICSTARS Ranch and is now operational!

Visit the Daystar Filters, LLC Website!

Top image:  (c) Vic & Jen Winter 0.5 Å filter, 4.5" F-15 refractor

Middle image:  (c) Fred Bruenjes - 0.45Å University ATM model
July 1, 2006 AR:10898
Meade LX200 8" with off-axis aperture reduction and ToU webcam 10 minute intervals

Observatory open to the public in Warrensburg, MO
- Click here for 2007 Public night schedule.

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This fall, plan on attending the
October 2007

Live in the Kansas City Area?
Join the Astronomical Society of Kansas City! For Friends, Assistance, Activities and FUN! Not a member of a club or astronomical society? Join the Astronomical League Member-at-Large Program!
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The Owners of ICSTARS are proud to present the following portfolio of thousands of images, Our Spacious Skies. To request an image for publication just drop us an E-mail with a description and name of the image.

Our Sun - The Nearest Star
ICSTARS Solar Alerts:Check current Solar Activity Reports.

Learn More About Our Sun in Hydrogen Alpha
Check out amazing images of Solar Flares and Prominences.
StarGarden Solar Outreach at the KC Zoo.
A perfect Astronomy Day Activity - Solar Viewing!

A Direct Result of Solar Activity -
The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis Light Up The Night Sky
Fall 2003 Aurora at the ICSTARS Ranch in Missouri
One night of Aurora at the 2002 Okie-Tex Star Party
Bonner Springs Kansas Aurora in 2001.
A mostly cloudy Aurora near Farley, Missouri.
Blazing color from Roeland Park, Kansas in March of 2001.
April Fools Aurora near Warrensburg, Missouri.
Powell Observatory Aurora near Louisburg, Kansas in 1991.
Beautiful Display in Lynn County, Kansas - 1991.
All Photos, Text, Graphics & Materials are (C)2007 Jen Dudley Winter, ICSTARS Astronomy.
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