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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.
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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Ft. Abraham Lincoln Star Party

Ft. Abraham Lincoln State Park 4480 Ft. Lincoln Road, Mandan, ND

This is a public star party for amateur astronomers and the general public. Visitors of all ages and experience will be welcomed.


Deep Sky Gazes at Big Lagoon State Park

Big Lagoon State Park 12301 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola, FL

On the Saturdays of the third quarter moon, the Escambia Amateur Astronomers and the Florida State Parks sponsor free public star gazes for the campers at Big Lagoon State Park. The public is also invited, but the $6 per car fee still applies for Park entry. You need to check into the park gates by […]


Pensacola Beach Star Gazes

Pensacola Beach Pavilion 20 Casino Beach Blvd, Pensacola Beach, FL

On the weekends of the first quarter moon, the Escambia Amateur Astronomers and the Santa Rosa Island Authority sponsor fre public starpazes at the Pensacola Beach Pavilion, behind the Beach Ball Water Tower. Parking is free as well. We set up large telescopes on the moon, planets, comets, and brighter deep sky objects. We distribute […]


California Dark Sky Festival

Death Valley Starcamp Indian Ranch Road, Panamint Valley, CA

Huge telescopes, astronomy lectures, nightscape photography workshops, camping onsite under dark, dark skies, food truck, giveaways, and more!

Nightfall Star Party

Palm Canyon Resort, Borrego Springs, California 221 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA

For over 20 years amateur astronomers have been gathering under the dark skies of the Borrego Springs California desert at Nightfall, a star party at the Palm Canyon Hotel and RV resort. The resort features two pools, a restaurant and bar, and all the comfort of a hotel and rv resort. The organizers provide for […]

Chiefland Astrofest 2023

Chiefland Astronomy Village – Billy Dodd Memorial Field 5450 NW 52nd Ct, Chiefland, FL

The Chiefland Astrofest Star Party is back, and we welcome you all to one of the best observing sites in the country, the Billy Dodd Memorial Field in the Chiefland Astronomy Village in Florida. If you have never attended a Chiefland Star Party, get ready for some of the finest observing and imaging in the […]

STARS Over Springfield

Join members of the Springfield Stars Club for skygazing in the Science Museum’s observatory. If overcast, attendees will be offered a tour of the observatory. Tonight’s Topic: Halley's Comet at Aphelion Halley's Comet starts its long return! Club members will share remembrances of its last appearance in 1985/6 and talk about prospects for it's 2061 return. Purchase […]

Halley's Comet at Aphelion

Springfield Science Museum 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

Springfield, MA STARS Club monthly meeting. Topic: Halley's Comet starts its long return! Club members will share remembrances of its last appearance in 1985/6 and talk about prospects for it's 2061 return.

Solar Eclipse Weekend in Indianapolis

Indianapolis is the largest, most centrally located city with a direct hit in the path of totality, making the ‘Eclipse Capital of the Midwest’ a top destination for those looking […]