This is an annual event for serious amateur astronomers! The Messier Marathon is an attempt to hunt down all off the objects in the Messier Catalogue in one very hurried night. If you plan to attend, come early so that your gear is set up and ready as soon as the sun sets.

This is open to astronomers from any club. The only requirement for attendance is that you are attempting to run the marathon yourself. Due to the nature of this challenge, the Messier Marathon is not open to general public interested in having a look at the stars.