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

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Lecture: Revealing Saturn: Cassini's Tenth Year

Linda Spilker, Cassini Project Scientist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

July 17, 18, 2014, 7 pm

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Star Party
New Mexico
July 19, 2014

Table Mountain Star Party
Oroville, Washington
July 22-26, 2014

Stars Over Yellowstone
Madison Campground, Yellowstone National Park
July 25-26, 2014

Montana Starwatch
Twin Bridges, Montana
August 1-3, 2014

Oregon Star Party
Prineville, Oregon
August 19-24, 2014

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Star Party
Carlsbad, New Mexico

August 23, 2014

South Dakota Star Party
Wally's Corner, South Dakota
August 28-31, 2014

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Star Party
Carlsbad, New Mexico

September 20, 2014

AstroBlast 2014
Oil City, Pennsylvania
September 23-28, 2014

Brothers Star Party for Oregon Observatory
Bend, Oregon
September 24-28, 2014
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Enchanted Skies Star Party
Socorro, New Mexico
September 24-27, 2014
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Star Party
Carlsbad, New Mexico

October 18, 2014

Eldorado, Texas
October 20-25, 2014

Borrego Springs, California
October 23-26

Night Under the Stars
Alamo Lake State Park, Arizona
November 3, 2014
Admission: $7 per vehicle



Mason Dixon Star Party

York, Pennsylvania
July 23-27, 2014

Stellafane Convention
Springfield, Vermont
July 24-27, 2014

Discover the Moon Day!
National Air & Space Museum
Washington, DC
July 25, 2014, 10 am-3 pm
Free admission

Nebraska Star Party
Valentine, Nebraska
July 27-August 1, 2014

Northwoods Starfest
Fall Creek, Wisconsin
August 22-24, 2014

Almost Heaven Star Party
Spruce Knob, West Virginia
August 22-26, 2014

Prairie Skies Star Party
Bourbonnais, Illinois
September 18-21, 2014

Great Lakes Star Gaze
Gladwin, Michigan
September 18-21, 2014

Okie-Tex Star Party
Kenton, Oklahoma
September 20-28, 2014

New England Fall Astronomy Festival
Durham, New Hampshire
October 17-18, 2014

Peach State Star Gaze
September 29-October 6

Deep South Regional Star Gaze
Norwood, Louisiana
October 22-26, 2014

CSPG Fall Star Party
Chiefland, Florida
November 17-23, 2014

Orange Blossom Special International Star Party
Dade City, Florida
Withlacoochee River Park
2015 Dates TBD

Dark Sky Festival
Harmony, Florida
2015 Dates TBD
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