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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Iowa Star Party

August 17, 2023 - August 20, 2023

Come enjoy this multi-day stargazing event under the dark skies of the Whiterock Conservancy near Coon Rapids, Iowa. In addition to dark skies and the opportunity to interact with other astronomy enthusiasts, the event offers opportunities for camping, hiking and canoeing. For details about this year’s event visit: https://www.iowastarparty.com/


August 17, 2023
August 20, 2023


Ames Area Amateur Astronomers
Des Moines Astronomical Society


Whiterock Conservancy
1436 HWY 141
Coon Rapids, IA United States
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