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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.
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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 […]

York County Star Party


Location: Susquehannock State Park, Lancaster County, PA, since 2019 Easily accessible from major highways Surrounded by Amish farms, observing sites surrounded by tall pines, few light domes visible, superb camp […]

Acadia Night Sky Festival

Acadia National Park 1201 Bar Harbor Rd, Trenton


Bootleg Fall Star Party

Green River State Wildlife Area 375 Game Road, Harmon,


Great Lakes Star Gaze

River Valley RV Park 2165 South Bailey Lake Ave., Gladwin

The 2022 twentieth GLSG star party will be held Thursday, September 22 through Sunday, September 25, 2022. Registration will open in late spring. This year we all celebrate our twentieth […]

Great Lakes Star Gaze Star Party

River Valley RV Park 2165 South Bailey Lake Ave., Gladwin

The 2022 Twentieth annual GLSG Star Party is scheduled to be held Thursday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 25th, 2022. Join us for dark skies in Gladwin, Michigan, to observe […]

Illinois Dark Skies Star Party 2022

Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area 10149 County Hwy 11, Chandlerville

This year’s IDSSP will be held on September 22-25, 2022, at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek Fish and Wildlife area, 28 miles northwest of Springfield, IL. This will be our Star Party’s 20th year. We usually have about 100 amateur astronomers from Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, and Indiana. Contact Bernd Estabrook at [email protected] for more information.

Alberta Star Party

Starland Recreation Area Campground Drumheller

The Alberta Star Party is open to everyone - not just RASC members. We invite you and your family to attend. The Annual Alberta Star Party is hosted by the Calgary Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and we feel that you will be impressed by the dark and transparent skies. As always, participants are encouraged to […]

Connecticut Star Party

Goshen, CT Goshen


Heart of America Star Party

ASKC Dark Sky Site 12 miles west of Butler, Butler

The Heart of America Star Party is the Astronomical Society of Kansas City’s largest annual event, hosted at our 40-acre Dark Sky Site (DSS), 75 miles South of Kansas City. Join us for: 6.3 limiting magnitude (based on SQM-L averages) Plenty of room for tents, trailers & RVs Power hookups available New shower/toilet facilities & […]

The Great Southwest Star Party

Sun Spot Solar Observatory 3001 Visitor Center Rd Drive, Sunspot

The New Mexico Museum of Space History Astronomy league is proud to announce the return of the Great Southwest Star Party. This year’s event will run from Friday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 25th. The primary venue will be on the grounds of the Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico. This location, nestled at an […]

Okie-Tex Star Party

Camp Billy Joe Kenton


39th Annual Okie-Tex Star Party

Camp Billy Joe Kenton

Join us for 8 days of Bortle-1 skies, perfect for the best in observing, imaging and just enjoying the magnificence of our Cosmos. Imaging Seminars, guest speakers, swap meets, vendors, good food and the friendliest star party you can attend. Starts on Sept. 23, 2022 and lasts till Oct. 1st, 2022. Reservation required and web […]