Alan Whitman, an experienced observer and cofounder of the MKSP, used his 16-inch telescope to introduce others to the Andromeda Galaxy's brightest globular cluster, designated G1 (S&T: November 1995, page 68).
Be it planets or the deep sky, the MKSP is, above everything else, an observer's star party.
Since its inception, the MKSP has actively encouraged telescope making.
In fact, the early dates for this year's MKSP resulted in relatively mild conditions.
Like most major star parties, the MKSP also features informal talks on a variety of topics.