For those wishing to pre-order T-shirts, registration must be received no later than June 30, 2016. Please complete and return the included registration form, with payment, to the indicated address. We will confirm your registration by post or e-mail if your payment is received by July 30, 2016. Registration allows Nova East day-users vehicle parking adjacent to the Nova East observing site for easy access and equipment unloading, as opposed to parking at the Park entrance. It also guarantees Nova East campers a campsite adjacent to the observing area. (see "Campsite Reservation Information") It also ensures your name is included in our door prize draws. Registration is extremely helpful for Nova East organizers and the Park staff, to ensure adequate on-site facilities such as picnic tables, garbage cans, etc. and to estimate potential numbers attending Nova East programs.
Campsite Reservation Information
This is a camping week-end so we encourage everyone to bring their tent or trailer. This year, we have camp sites available adjacent to the observing site. To guarantee one of these sites it would be best to register early. All Nova East campers pay for and register their campsite with us - do not register at the Park entrance. Specific campsites will be assigned upon checking in at the Nova East Event Building at the Nova East site in the Park. One vehicle per site. Non-camping vehicles are not permitted in the Nova East campers area. Nearby vehicle parking is available.
A limited supply of Nova East T-shirts will be available at the star party. To avoid disappointment, it would be best to pre-order your Nova East 2016 T-shirt with your registration. Your T-shirt will be waiting for you upon arrival at the Nova East Event Building. There will be no orders after the June 30, 2016 T-shirt registration deadline.
Smileys Park and Local Services
Smileys Park Facilities
In the Park, over 100 campsites are available to the general public. Hot showers and flush toilets are at the main comfort station. Water, fire grills, picnic tables, a trailer dump station, and facilities for the disabled are also available. Firewood can also be purchased.
Gas stations, Camping Supplies, Confectionary goods, and Hardware supplies are 5 min from Smileys Park in the village of Brooklyn. Extensive services such as Malls, Restaurants, Banking, and 24 h services are in the town of Windsor, 15 min from the Park. The closest motel (but not the only one) is the Downeast Motel, 902-798-8374, also 15 min drive from the Park.
Nova East Etiquette
To make Nova East an enjoyable and safe experience for everyone, we would appreciate your co-operation in following these Star Party rules of etiquette:
1. WHITE LIGHTS, RED LIGHTS, & GREEN LASERS
Green Lasers are to be used with caution, and not at all after 11 p.m.
Please respect this rule as it allows for astrophotography after 11 p.m.
2. CARS AT NIGHT
For Nova East campers, please don't move on site vehicles at night. Better yet, move your vehicle to the nearby non-camping parking area ahead of time for an easy departure. Parking for non-camping Nova East attendees is available inside the Park near the observing site. Check at the Nova East Event Building for directions.
3. CHILDREN, PETS and VALUABLES
Supervision of Children on site is the responsibility of parents or adults accompanying the children. Park rules require pets to be kept on a leash. Please protect your valuables as Nova East is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. However, Park staff, and selected Nova East personnel, have been assigned to ensure site security.
4. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
No alcoholic beverages are allowed to be consumed on site.
5. HEADPHONES YES. BOOMBOXES, NO
One person's music is another person's noise. If you want music, please use headphones.
6. IF YOU SMOKE, PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE
Do not smoke in or near the Event Building, or upwind of observers.
7. BE SOMEBODY. WEAR YOUR NAME TAG
It takes time to link names and faces. Please wear your nametag throughout Nova East so others can get to know you.
8. PLEASE FOLLOW ALL PARK RULES
A copy of park rules is available at the park entrance.
|Last Updated: April 2016|