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Upcoming Astronomy Events

As a service to our community, Sky & Telescope lists astronomy-related events, including star parties, observatory public nights, astronomy talks, and more. Star parties offer dark skies and astronomical fellowship and often cater to families and feature special activities for kids. Public nights give the general public a chance to view the sky through large telescopes, and public talks are a great place to learn the fundamentals of the science and the craft.
You’ll also see online events offered here.
And if you’d like free copies of Sky & Telescope‘s Let’s Go Stargazing flyer or door prizes for your next star party, you can fill out this form.

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Free Public Talk on the Search for Intelligent Life Beyond Earth

Foothill College, Smithwick Theater 12345 El Monte Rd., Los Altos Hills, CA

r. Andrew Siemion (U of California, Berkeley & SETI Institute) will give a free, illustrated, non-technical lecture entitled: “Our Boldest Effort to Answer our Oldest Question: The Breakthrough Listen Search for Intelligent Life Beyond Earth" in the Smithwick Theater at Foothill College, in Los Altos (see directions below)  We ask that attendees be vaccinated […]

Free
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Stargazing in Northumberland at Stonehaugh Observatory

Stonhaugh Stargazing Pavilion and Observatory Stonehaugh, Hexham, Northumberland

Join local astronomer Liam Reid at the wonderfully dark village location of Stonehaugh and experience the fantastic dark skies above Kielder Forest in the heart of the Northumberland Dark Sky Park for this public stargazing event. The event includes a talk or presentation on various astronomical topics and observing through telescopes should the weather permit.

$12
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Stargazing at Twice Brewed Inn and Observatory

Twice Brewed Inn and Observatory Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland

The Twice Brewed Inn is situated within the Southern boundary of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and, as such, is a fantastic place to go stargazing! Grab a hearty meal and a pint of the Inn’s home-brewed beer, and you’re set for an evening enjoying the fabulous starry skies above, with each group of […]

$20
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Deep Sky Gazes at Big Lagoon State Park

Big Lagoon State Park 12301 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola, FL

In cooperation with the Florida State Park Service, the Escambia Amateur Astronomers will return to bi-weekly gazes under the dark skies of Big Lagoon State Park (right on the border with Alabama) this winter. These are free, and open to campers,club members, and the general public. Remember to check in the park gate before sunset […]

$6
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Stargazing at Twice Brewed Inn and Observatory

Twice Brewed Inn and Observatory Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland

The Twice Brewed Inn is situated within the Southern boundary of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and, as such, is a fantastic place to go stargazing! Grab a hearty meal and a pint of the Inn’s home-brewed beer, and you’re set for an evening enjoying the fabulous starry skies above, with each group of […]

$20

Online Viewing Session

Enjoy the wonders of the universe as seen through the “eyes” of the KAS Remote Telescope, located under the dark skies of southeastern Arizona. Participants will enjoy views of deep-sky objects captured fresh off the system’s CCD cameras in Arizona, transmitted directly to you via the internet on your computer, tablet or smart phone screen. […]

I Heart Pluto Festival - Day 1

Lowell Observatory 1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

An Event 93 Years in the Making! Celebrate the anniversary of Pluto's discovery on February 18-20, 2023. Show your love at the Home of Pluto in snowy Flagstaff, Arizona, where it was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh 93 years ago on February 18, 1930. This festival will take place at Lowell Observatory with special events throughout […]

$17 – $29

I Heart Pluto Festival | Pluto Pub Crawl

Dark Sky Brewing 117 N Beaver St, Flagstaff, AZ

Explore Flagstaff’s finest pubs, bars, and brewhouses — in the shape of the Pluto symbol! After receiving a map of all participating destinations, you’ll be turned loose to enjoy historic downtown alongside fellow Pluto-lovers! Along the way, you’ll find educators giving laser-guided stargazing and science talks, trivia, and more. Maps will be available soon and […]

Free

I Heart Pluto Festival | Cheers to Pluto! Special Astronomy on Tap at Mother Road

Mother Road Brewing Co. 7 S Mikes Pike St, Flagstaff, AZ

The festival kicks off at Mother Road Brewing Company, a local Flagstaff favorite! Mother Road will unveil its limited-edition beer, brewing exclusively for this year's festival! Stick around learn about Clyde Tombaugh's handmade telescope, a precious historical artifact that will soon be on display in Lowell Observatory's Rotunda Museum. Mother Road: Special Lowell Observatory Beer […]

Free