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Places to Go, Stars to See

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 activities as we hear about them, so check back often for events in your area.

Because weather conditions can change rapidly, and because the COVID-19 outbreak has forced many facilities to close or cancel events, call or check the event website for details before attending any skywatching event.

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

 

SKYWATCHING
Night Sky Program

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant, Colorado
November 20, 2020, 7 p.m.
$10 per adult, children 15 and younger free

SKYWATCHING
Cygnus and Lyra, Swans and Harps

Oliver Lee State Park, Alamogordo, New Mexico
November 21, 2020, 5-8:30 p.m.
Park admission fees apply
(505) 437-8284

SKYWATCHING
Public Night

Insperity Observatory, Humble, Texas
December 4, 2020, Sunset-10 p.m.
Free admission
(281) 641-7827

SKYWATCHING
Solar Observing

Community Observatory, Placerville, California
December 5, 2020, 10 a.m.
Free admission

SKYWATCHING
Night Sky Program

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant, Colorado
December 18, 2020, 7 p.m.
$10 per adult, children 15 and younger free

SKYWATCHING
Experience the Night: Dark Night Skies

Tumacacori National Historical Park, Tumacacori, Arizona
January 8, 2021, 5 p.m.
Park entrance fees apply
(520) 337-5060

SKYWATCHING
Experience the Night: Full Moon

Tumacacori National Historical Park, Tumacacori, Arizona
February 27, 2021, 5 p.m.
Park entrance fees apply
(520) 337-5060

SKYWATCHING
Experience the Night: Dark Night Skies

Tumacacori National Historical Park, Tumacacori, Arizona
March 12, 2021, 5 p.m.
Park entrance fees apply
(520) 337-5060
 

East

 

SKYWATCHING
Night Sky Program

Big Cypress National Preserve, Ochopee, Florida
December 12, 2020
Park admission fees apply if held in person
(Program may be in-person or virtual; check before date)
(239) 695-1149

SKYWATCHING
Jupiter/Saturn Conjunction

Eagle Lake Observatory, Baylor Regional Park, Norwood-Young America, Minnesota
December 19, 2020, 4 p.m.
Registration required

SKYWATCHING
Night Sky Program

Big Cypress National Preserve, Ochopee, Florida
January 9, 2021
Park admission fees apply if held in person
(Program may be in-person or virtual; check before date)
(239) 695-1149

PRESENTATION
Air & Space Live Chat: Mars

Presented Online
February 11, 2021

SKYWATCHING
Night Sky Program

Big Cypress National Preserve, Ochopee, Florida
February 13, 2021
Park admission fees apply if held in person
(Program may be in-person or virtual; check before date)
(239) 695-1149

SKYWATCHING
Night Sky Program

Big Cypress National Preserve, Ochopee, Florida
March 13, 2021
Park admission fees apply if held in person
(Program may be in-person or virtual; check before date)
(239) 695-1149

SKYWATCHING
Almost Heaven Star Party 2021

Spruce Knob Mountain Center, Circleville, West Virginia
September 3-7, 2021
Admission charged

 

Virtual



LECTURE
Life and Work of Caroline and William Herschel

Mark Whalley; Keele University, UK
January 21, 2021, 3 p.m. EST