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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

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The Search for Planets, Habitability,
and Life in our Galaxy

Lecture by Nick Siegler, manager,
NASA Exoplanet Exploration Program
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, California

May 21 and 22, 7 p.m.

Griffith Observatory Star Party
Los Angeles, California
May 30, 2015
213-473-0800
Free admission

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 Park

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

Griffith Observatory Star Party
Los Angeles, California
June 20, 2015
213-473-0800
Free admission

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

Mariner 4 at Mars in 1965 (artist's concept)Mariner 4 at Mars in 1965 (artist's concept)

Discovery at Mars
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, California

Lecture on the 50th anniversary of the first successful Mars mission
July 16 and 17, 2015; 7 p.m.
Free admission

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

Griffith Observatory Star Party
Los Angeles, California
July 25, 2015
213-473-0800
Free admission

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

Griffith Observatory Star Party
Los Angeles, California
August 22, 2015
213-473-0800
Free admission

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

Griffith Observatory Star Party
Los Angeles, California
September 19, 2015
213-473-0800
Free admission

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

Griffith Observatory Star Party
Los Angeles, California
October 17, 2015
213-473-0800
Free admission

Star Party
Cattail Cove State Park
Lake Havasu City, Arizona

October 17, 2015
928-855-1223
$15 per vehicle entry fee

Star Party
Catalina State Park
Tucson, Arizona

October 17, 2015
520-628-5798
$7 per vehicle entry fee

Griffith Observatory Star Party
Los Angeles, California
November 21, 2015
213-473-0800
Free admission

Griffith Observatory Star Party
Los Angeles, California
December 19, 2015
213-473-0800
Free admission

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Robert Williams, Space Telescope Science Institute; and Sandra Faber, Lick Observatory [NASM]Robert Williams, Space Telescope Science Institute; and Sandra Faber, Lick Observatory [NASM]

Hubble Telescope: Looking Back in Time at the Distant Universe
Lecture by Sandra Faber, Robert Williams
National Air and Space Museum
Washington, DC

June 11, 2015, 8 p.m.
Free admission, but reservations are required

Saturday Star Party
Sky Meadows State Park
Paris, Virginia
June 13, 2015, 8-11 p.m.
$5 parking fee

Green Bank Star Quest
Green Bank, West Virginia
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

June 17-20, 2015
304-669-3555

Indiana Family Star Party
Prairie Grass Observatory
Mulberry, Indiana

July 17-19, 2015
Pre-registration fee $20/individual, $30 family (by June 22)

Saturday Star Party
Sky Meadows State Park
Paris, Virginia
July 18, 2015, 8-11 p.m.
$5 parking fee

Saturday Star Party
Sky Meadows State Park
Paris, Virginia
August 8, 2015, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
$5 parking fee

Saturday Star Party
Sky Meadows State Park
Paris, Virginia
September 19, 2015, 7-10 p.m.
$5 parking fee

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