Registration May 9-12 2024

The registration fee is for observers ONLY and it covers:

Thursday thru Sunday morning - $60.00

The registration fee covers the entire duration of the star party from Thursday through Sunday at noon. Your significant other is NOT required to pay the registration fee if they are just attending with you. If they (or other guests you may have with you) would like to partake in the Saturday cookout then you can pay for that when you register Children eat free. Children under the age of 18 do not need to register whether they are observers or not.

If you prefer to send in your registration fee by mail you can send it to the address at the bottom of the page. Please include your name and e-mail address.

Pre-registration is required by May 3rd. On site exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis during the event.

Trailers under 20' are allowed on the observing field (see the "Observing Field" page for details). If you are planning on camping in your trailer, it is highly suggested that you make a reservation at the park's campground area and do it well in advance as the spots do fill up since they are available to us and the public.

If you have a trailer over 20' you MUST either camp in the designated campground for the park or there will be 5 spots available to park at the sawmill near the observing field. The campground fills up many months in advance so make your reservations early.

Camping Rates:

The rates below are for people choosing to camp at the campground. This is separate from the ECSP registration cost. The ECSP registration covers your camping cost if you camp on the observing field and NOT in the campground.

Reservations and fees for camping at Chippokes State Park can be made here. Please check the Chippokes State Park website for the most updated information available.

Electronic Payments Accepted


🔭 Spring ECSP 2024 Registration 🔭

Click the button below to be taken to our registration form for Spring ECSP 2024.

Once there fill out the form and click submit. Afterwards, a link to pay will be shown. You may then pay with your PayPal account or with a debit or credit card

Please keep track of how much your total cost is on the Google form so you can enter it on the PayPal website when you are prompted.

This event will proceed rain or shine and as such there will be no refunds. Thank you for registering.

We're looking forward to seeing you at the East Coast Star Party.

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Snail Mail (USPS)

Please make your check payable to Back Bay Amateur Astronomers or BBAA

Mail to the address below

BBAA, PO Box 9877

Virginia Beach, VA 23450-9877