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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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"The Dark Side of Galaxies" by Dr. Josh Simon

Zoom

Dr. Simon will provide an introduction to nearby galaxies, including our own Milky Way, and then focus on the mysterious substance called dark matter that makes up most of the universe. He will then describe how observations with our most advanced telescopes are giving astronomers new clues to exactly what this invisible matter is. About […]

Free

Mid-Kent Astronomical Society: Roy Easto - The Dynamic Universe.

Bredhurst Village Hall Bredhurst, Gillingham, Kent

All are welcome to hear Roy Easto’s talk ‘The Dynamic Universe’. Enjoy some refreshment and general chit chat during the evening with members and guests. An observing session may follow this event should weather permit. Please visit our website: www.midkentastro.org.uk/events as certain conditions may apply.

Astrophysics for Beginners - online course

Online - Live stream Flagstaff

This six week online beginners course is an excellent way to discover the wonders of our universe and all the mysteries we’re yet to unravel. All explained in simple, everyday language with no math or complex jargon. We’ll start close to home and venture ever further out until we reach the very edge of the […]

$27 – $134
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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

Grand Canyon Star Party 2022, June 18-25

Grand Canyon Grand Canyon, AZ

Things to Know about the 2022 Star Party Attend this free, open to the general public, event. The park entrance fee, is good on both South and North rims for 7 days. No additional tickets or sign-up is required. The event begins at sunset, although the best viewing is after 9 pm and many telescopes come […]

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Henderson Beach State Park Gaze for North West Florida AA

Henderson Beach State Park 17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy,, Destin, FL 32541, FL

Members of the Northwest Florida Amateur Astronomer's Assocation will host a free public gaze for observing the moon, constellations, and deep sky objects with telescopes, binoculars. Bring your smartphone and learn how to shoot the stars with it.

Rocky Mountain Star Stare (RMSS)

Starry Meadows 3854 Gardner Road, Gardner, CO

Rocky Mountain Star Stare (RMSS) is an annual star party sponsored by the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society. Held every summer, RMSS has been one of the nation’s premier star parties for the last 30 years. Located on 35 acres of land, RMSS’s “Starry Meadows” is conveniently located just over two hours southwest of Colorado Springs […]

York County Star Party

SUSQUEHANNOCK STATE PARK, PA PA

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 sites (no mud, ever!), flush toilets, pavilion, dumpster, some water and electric near pavilion, playground, a shower available. Some of the best viewing in the […]

Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival

Bryce Canyon National Park UT

There’s no place quite like Bryce Canyon by day, and no time like a new moon in June to enjoy it by night. Astronomy festivals feature family-friendly daytime activities and ranger-led evening programs and constellation tours. Visit https://www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/astrofest.htm for more details.

Rocky Mountain Star Stare

Starry Meadows 3854 Gardner Road, Gardner, CO

Rocky Mountain Star Stare is an annual premiere star party sponsored by the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society. Located on 35 acres of land, RMSS's "Starry Meadows" is conveniently located just over two hours southwest of Colorado Springs (outside of Gardner, CO), between the Sangre de Cristo and Wet mountain ranges, at an altitude of 7,600 feet […]