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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Big Lagoon State Park Deep Sky Gazes
July 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm CDT
On the Saturdays closest to the third quarter moon, members of the Escambia Amateur Astronomers host deep sky gazes and astrophotography sessions at Big Lagoon State Park, west of Pensacola, Florida. The gazes are free and open to park campers, rangers, club members, and the public. Be sure to check in before sunset! We will distribute sky charts, hold smartphone constellation identification tours, show a variety of telescopes, binoculars, astro cameras, and observing tips. Held at the boat ramp past the campground; look for our signs.