Peak Star Party - Bottle Rocket Competition

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Peak Star Party 2015

No Peak Star Party 2015

There will be no Peak Star Party 2015 as there is nobody available to organise it.

If you would be genuinely interested in running or volunteering time to help out with PSP2016, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Photography Competition 2014

The photography competition for 2014 has two age groups (under 16 and 16+) and three categories (Afocal, DSLR / CCD, PSP Highlights).

Competition Entries

Please upload all image entries to this thread on our forum:

Peak Star Party Rules & Etiquette

Shallow Grange Site Rules

Star Party Etiquette

Please see the separate Bottle Rocket page for rules and guidelines.

Peak Star Party Terms & Conditions


Payment in full is required in advance, at the time of booking.

Where payment is made by cheque, manually by Paypal or by some other off-line method, the payment must be received within two weeks of booking. PDDS may cancel any bookings where cheques are not received in this time.

All pitch fees are as listed in the PDDS Store. In the event of an error in our pricing, you will have the option to pay any additional amount owing or to cancel for a full refund less any payment provider fees.

Booking Cancellation

Peak Star Party is a "rain or shine" event. However, cancellations are allowed subject to the following terms:

  1. All cancellations made more than six weeks before the star party will be refunded in full less a £25 cancellation fee per pitch and any booking fees (e.g. Paypal).
  2. Cancellations within six weeks of the star party (after Sunday 1 September for PSP2013) cannot be refunded.
  3. The only exception is for groups we are trying to support charitably (e.g. schools and youth groups) where we will minimise cancellation fees.

Peak Star Party reserves the right to sell on any cancelled pitches.

Booking Transfers

Unlike some other star parties, we cannot allow pitch transfers as we have to be very careful which vehicle types are booked onto which pitches. This follows discussions with the site owners after a few camper-vans had to be moved when the ground was too soft in 2012. This also makes it more fair if there is a waiting list for a certain type of pitch as we can reallocate it to the person at the top of the list.

If you can no longer make it to Peak Star Party, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a cancellation (see "Cancellation", above); we will then sell the pitch on. 

Site Rules & Star Party Etiquette

PDDS and the site owners expect all visitors to abide by the Site Rules and Star Party Etiquette guidelines. We will ask anybody breaking the rules or guidelines to amend their behaviour may ask anybody who persists in their behaviour to leave the Star Party.

Event Cancellation

Wherever possible, PDDS will attempt to make suitable alternative arrangements rather than cancel the Star Party.

In the unlikely event that PDDS are forced to cancel Peak Star Party, we will refund all bookings in full, less any committed payments (e.g. to the site owners or to presenter expenses) which will be divided equally on a pro-rata basis between all bookings.

Insurance & Liability

PDDS will have third party liability cover, equipment cover and employee liability cover in place for the duration of Peak Star Party.

PDDS will include a brief Health & Safety presentation in the Welcome Talk on the first evening of the Star Party; at least one attendee from each pitch is expected to attend this briefing.

PDDS make reasonable endeavours to ensure the safety and security of the site but can accept no liability for loss or damage to any attendee's equipment, or personal injury except as covered by the Third Party Liability insurance.

All attendees are therefore advised to ensure they have suitable and appropriate insurance cover in place for the duration of Peak Star Party.

Bottle Rocket Competition 2014

Win this fantastic SkyWatcher 76 Heritage Mini Dobsonian!

Enter our Bottle Rocket Competition for your chance to win this wonderful telescope, provided by our sponsors UK Astro Imaging Forum.



Read more: Bottle Rocket Competition 2014


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