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14th Annual Island Star Party (ISP) 2009


July 17th thru July 19th

To celebrate the International Year  of Astronomy (IYA)  the Cowichan Valley StarFinders (CVSF) teamed up with our friends, the Victoria Centre, Royal Astronomical Society (RASC) for an  Island Star Party that was out of this world!

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make it such a success. 


·       CVSF Raffle Winners: 

                  Nancy Kirshfelt  (6X30 Waterproof binoculars donated by SkyWatcher/Pacific Telescope),

                  Kelvin McCulloch (Large Binoculars donated by Robert Deane)      

·       Saturday Grand Prize Winner:  Miles Waite


Let's not forget this year’s sponsors. The ISP could not be held without the generous support of the following sponsors.  Please take the time to view the websites and support these individuals:

·         Island Eyepiece & Telescope Ltd.

·         Celestron Telescope

·         SkyWatcher/Pacific Telescopes

·         Sky Instruments / Antares

·          Robert Deane (large Binoculars)

·         Ed Maxfield (Astronomy Books)

·   Gail Robertson & Moe Raven

      (Astronomy Magazines) 

ISP Images:  starparty 2009    ISP Poster 2009 ISP Poster.pdf
View our Photo/Image Galley to see more photos of past ISP Events