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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Week of Events
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 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.
The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's latest flagship space observatory, released its first spectacular color images in July 2022. In this presentation, Dr. Kelly Lepo will give an update on Webb’s latest discoveries. She will also discuss infrared astronomy, the big questions that Webb is helping to answer, and what to expect in the rest […]