Star Party On!

 

star party graphicKeep up with astronomy and space events from coast to coast with these listings. They include star parties, museum events, public talks, and many other events. We'll add new events as we hear about them, so check back often for events in your aea.

We also have listings of observatories, planetariums, and other public facilities that offer views through telescopes at various times of the year.

See also: McDonald Observatory On-site Programs

If you want to add your event to this list, please send your information using "Star Party listing request" on our Contact Form.

West

Lost Dutchman State Park Star Party
Apache Junction, Arizona

November 22, 2014
480-982-4485
$7 per vehicle entry fee

Texas Star Party
Fort Davis, Texas
May 10-17, 2015

Rocky Mountain Star Stare
Gardner, Colorado
June 10-14, 2015
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Grand Canyon Star Party
Grand Canyon, Arizona

June 13-20, 2015

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Star PartyCredit: Carlsbad Caverns National ParkCarlsbad Caverns National Park Star Party
Carlsbad, New Mexico
June 13, 2015
575-785-3090

Golden State Star Party
Adin, California
July 15-19, 2015

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Star Party
Carlsbad, New Mexico
July 18, 2015
575-785-3090

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Star Party
Carlsbad, New Mexico
August 15, 2015
575-785-3090

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Star Party
Carlsbad, New Mexico
September 12, 2015
575-785-3090

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Star Party
Carlsbad, New Mexico
October 10, 2015
575-785-3090

Central/East


Cosmic microwave background observed from the South PoleCosmic microwave background observed from the South PoleSmithsonian's Stars

Observing the Origin of the Universe from the South Pole
Lecture by Colin Bischoff, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
National Air and Space Museum
Washington, DC

January 24, 2015
Free admission

Orange Blossom Special International Star Party
Dade City, Florida
Withlacoochee River Park
February 11-15, 2015

Smithsonian's Stars
Tracing the Structure of the Universe with Galaxy Surveys
Lecture by Cameron McBride, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
National Air and Space Museum
Washington, DC

February 21, 2015
Free admission

Dark Sky Festival
Harmony, Florida
February 27-28, 2015
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Women in Aviation and Space
National Air and Space Museum
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia

March 14, 2015
Free admission; $15 parking fee

Mid-South Star Gaze
French Camp, Mississippi
April 15-18, 2015
662-547-6482

Northeast Astronomy Forum
Suffern, New York
April 18-19, 2015

Two Rivers Spring Star Party
Barry, Illinois
May 14-17, 2015

Tennessee Spring Star Party
Spencer, Tennessee
Fall Creek Falls State Park

May 15-17, 2015
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