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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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Herschel 200

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy i 19 New King Street, Bath

Herschel Museum celebrates the life and achievements of pioneering astronomer with new exhibition To commemorate the bicentenary of the death of Bath-based astronomer William Herschel (1738-1822), Bath Preservation Trust is hosting a major exhibition to highlight the hugely-important achievements and contributions he made to our understanding of space. The exhibition – at the Herschel Museum […]

Our Place in Space: Midsummer Common to Waterbeach, Cambridge

Waterbeach, Cambridge

After hugely successful installations in Derry-Londonderry and Belfast, the recreation of our solar system as a 10km sculpture trail designed by artist and author Oliver Jeffers is coming to Cambridge this summer (30 July – 29 August). The critically acclaimed Our Place in Space is a unique collaboration across art, science and technology - an epic scale model of the solar system […]

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

norman lockyer observatory Salcombe Hill`, Sidmouth, Devon

Enjoy a fabulous stargazing evening with family and friends! Learn about the history of the telescopes at the Norman Lockyer Observatory, including a short talk (with a different topic each evening), planetarium presentation of what is visible in the night skies, a tour of the technology centre and observing using the observatory telescopes, weather permitting. […]

Dark Sky Festival

Fort Smith / Wood Buffalo National Park Box 1354, Fort Smith, NWT

The annual Dark Sky Festival​ (DSF) is a multi-day event that is hosted typically mid-to-late August in Fort Smith NT and the world's largest dark sky preserve Wood Buffalo National Park. Join us for an exciting multi-day journey of exploring the wonders of our universe and the sciences that makes it all work. ​ Our program offers a variety […]

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Big Lagoon State Park Deep Sky Gazes

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

For the summer season, the Escambia Amateur Astronomers will host both Friday and Saturday night gazes at Big Lagoon State Park; these will be on the weekend of the third quarter moon for deep sky observing. Bring your scopes, binocs, cameras, smartphones for observing and imaging in this nice deep sky site, on the north […]

$4 – $8

Mt. Kobau Star Party

Mt. Kobau Star Party 1069 Camels Crescent, Kelowna, British Columbia

This is a special place. The great rampart of Mt. Kobau separates two ancient river valleys. From either side, the mountain’s grassland slopes rise quickly, conceding first to scattered pines, then to steep, thick forests of fir. A kilometre and a half above the rivers, the woods yield to a sub-alpine ridge. Here, wildflowers bloom […]

Maine Astronomy Retreat

Medomak Family Camp 178 Liberty Road, Washington, ME

This gathering will provide activities for amateurs, to deep-sky observers and astrophotographers. Enjoy engaging presentations given by J Kelly Beatty (Sr. Editor, Sky & Telescope), Bruce Berger (Amateur astronomer, telescope builder and Director of the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston Research and Imaging Observatory (ARIO). Here’s a partial list of the presentations planned: An Introduction […]

Astroblast 2022

Oil Region Astronomical Society's dark sky observing site, home of the Bruce M. Bedow Memorial Observatory 4249 Camp Coffman Road, Cranberry, PA

AstroBlast is a regional gathering of amateur astronomers and anyone interested in astronomy! In June 1994, AstroBlast became an annual event hosted by ORAS. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has caused us to cancel the event in 2020 and 2021. Typically AstroBlast is held at the Oil Region Astronomy Learning Center. Our usual event features lectures, information, educational […]

$9. – $50

Iowa Star Party

Whiterock Conservancy 1436 HWY 141, Coon Rapids, IA

The 2022 Iowa Star Party will be held August 25th to August 29th at Whiterock Conservancy in Coon Rapids, IA, hosted by Ames Area Amateur Astronomers and co-sponsored by the Des Moines Astronomical Society. Join us for a weekend of dark skies, stargazing and conversation. Whiterock Conservancy is blessed with some of the darkest skies […]