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


Kartchner Caverns State Park Star Party
Benson, Arizona

March 22, 2014
Admission: $6 per vehicle
Information: 602-542-4174
Reservations: 520-586-2283

Texas Star Party
Fort Davis, Texas

May 25-June 1, 2014

Starlight Festival
Big Bear City, California
May 24-25, 2014

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Star Party
Carlsbad, New Mexico

June 21, 2014
575-785-3165

Grand Canyon Star Party, North Rim
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
June 21-28, 2014

Golden State Star Party
Adin, California
June 24-29, 2014

Rocky Mountain Star Stare
Gardner, Colorado
June 25-29, 2014

Stars Over Yellowstone
Madison Campground, Yellowstone National Park
June 27-28, 2014

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Star Party
New Mexico
July 19, 2014
575-785-3165

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

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

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

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Star Party
Carlsbad, New Mexico

August 23, 2014
575-785-3165

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
575-785-3165

Brothers Star Party for Oregon Observatory
Bend, Oregon
September 24-28, 2014
Facebook page

Enchanted Skies Star Party
Socorro, New Mexico
September 24-27, 2014
Facebook page

 

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Star Party
Carlsbad, New Mexico

October 18, 2014
575-785-3165

Eldorado, Texas
October 20-25, 2014

Nightfall
Borrego Springs, California
October 23-26

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

 

Central/East


Seminole State Park Star Party
Naples, Florida
March 22, 2014
239-394-3397
Admission: $4 per car 

Mid-South Star Gaze
French Camp, Mississippi
March 26-29, 2014
662-547-6482

Lecture: Solar Science at Skylab's Launch
Karl G. Hufbauer, Univ. California-Irvine
National Air & Space Museum
Washington, DC
April 8, 2014, 7:30 pm
Free admission
Followed by Stargazing at the Public Observatory

Explore the Universe: Everyone Looks Up
National Air & Space Museum
Washington, DC
April 12, 2014, 10-3
Free admission

Northeast Astronomy Forum
Suffern, New York
April 12-13, 2014

2014 Zombie Party, Georgia

2014 Zombie Party
Sharon, Georgia
April 24-27, 2014

Two Rivers Spring Star Party
Barry, Illinois
May 1-4, 2014

Tennessee Spring Star Party
Spencer, Tennessee
Fall Creek Falls State Park
May 2, 2014

Lecture: Skylab and Solar Astronomy
Richard Fisher, Goddard Space Flight Center
National Air & Space Museum
Washington, DC
May 13, 2014, 7:30 pm
Free admission
Followed by Stargazing at the Public Observatory

Wisconsin Observers Weekend
Hartman Creek State Park, Waupaca, Wisconsin
May 29-June 1, 2014

Stargazing at the Public Observatory
National Air & Space Museum
Washington, DC
June 18, 2014, 8:30-10 pm
Free admission

Green Bank Star Quest
Green Bank, West Virginia
June 25-28, 2014

Cherry Springs Star Party
Cherry Springs State Park, Galeton, Pennsylvania
June 26-29, 2014
Facebook Page

Mason Dixon Star Party
York, Pennsylvania
July 23-27, 2014

Stellafane Convention
Springfield, Vermont
July 24-27, 2014

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

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

Prairie Skies Star Party
Bourbonnais, Illinois
2014 Dates TBD

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
2014 date not yet set

Peach State Star Gaze
Atlanta
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
Facebook Page

 

FacebookTwitterYouTube

©2014 The University of Texas McDonald Observatory