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.
Week of Events
Herschel Museum celebrates the life and achievements of pioneering astronomer with new exhibition To commemorate the bicentenary of the death of Bath-based astronomer William Herschel (1738-1822), Bath Preservation Trust is hosting a major exhibition to highlight the hugely-important achievements and contributions he made to our understanding of space. The exhibition – at the Herschel Museum […]
York County Star Party
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 […]
Great Lakes Star Gaze
The 2022 twentieth GLSG star party will be held Thursday, September 22 through Sunday, September 25, 2022. Registration will open in late spring. This year we all celebrate our twentieth anniversary! Twenty years of planets, galaxies, mud, prizes, fun, and dark skies! We've enjoyed every moment with you and can't wait for the next one. […]
Bootleg Fall Star Party
Illinois Dark Skies Star Party 2022
This year’s IDSSP will be held on September 22-25, 2022, at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek Fish and Wildlife area, 28 miles northwest of Springfield, IL. This will be our Star Party’s 20th year. We usually have about 100 amateur astronomers from Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, and Indiana. Contact Bernd Estabrook at [email protected] for more information.
Great Lakes Star Gaze Star Party
The 2022 Twentieth annual GLSG Star Party is scheduled to be held Thursday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 25th, 2022. Join us for dark skies in Gladwin, Michigan, to observe and celebrate this milestone. The Great Lakes Star Gaze, Michigan star party is open to anyone. Come chat with other star lovers and astronomers while […]
The Great Southwest Star Party
The New Mexico Museum of Space History Astronomy league is proud to announce the return of the Great Southwest Star Party. This year’s event will run from Friday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 25th. The primary venue will be on the grounds of the Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico. This location, nestled at an […]
Heart of America Star Party
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 & […]
Connecticut Star Party
Alberta Star Party
The Alberta Star Party is open to everyone - not just RASC members. We invite you and your family to attend. The Annual Alberta Star Party is hosted by the Calgary Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and we feel that you will be impressed by the dark and transparent skies. As always, participants are encouraged to […]
39th Annual Okie-Tex Star Party
Join us for 8 days of Bortle-1 skies, perfect for the best in observing, imaging and just enjoying the magnificence of our Cosmos. Imaging Seminars, guest speakers, swap meets, vendors, good food and the friendliest star party you can attend. Starts on Sept. 23, 2022 and lasts till Oct. 1st, 2022. Reservation required and web […]
Enjoy a fabulous stargazing evening with family and friends! Learn about the history of the telescopes at the Norman Lockyer Observatory, including a short talk (with a different topic each evening), planetarium presentation of what is visible in the night skies, a tour of the technology centre and observing using the observatory telescopes, weather permitting. […]
Webinar with guest astronomer Dr. Mike Grudić. The formation of stars is a process that is fundamental to the formation of the planets they host and the galaxies that they compose. But many aspects of star formation remain deeply mysterious to astrophysicists. It remains a difficult physics problem because it involves a multitude of physical […]