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.
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Heart of America Star Party

September 23, 2022 - September 25, 2022

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 & fresh water on tap
Nearby Civil War museums & historical sites
Services & hotels located in nearby Butler, Mo.


September 23, 2022
September 25, 2022


ASKC Dark Sky Site
12 miles west of Butler
Butler, MO United States
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