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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.

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SKYWATCHING
Experience the Night: Dark Night Skies
Tumacacori National Historical Park, Tumacacori, Arizona
February 3, 2022, 5-8:30 p.m.
Park entrance fees apply
Registration required
(520) 377-5060

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SKYWATCHING
Night Sky Program
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, Virgin Islands
Every Wednesday through June 1, 2022, 8-9 p.m.
Park entrance fees apply
Registration required
(340) 776-6201, ext. 239

LECTURE

Space2inspire: An Orbital Perspective of Earth as a Geoscientist, Artist, and Poet
Sian Proctor, astronaut and geoscientist
May 18, 2022, 8-9 p.m.
Free admission; registration required



UFOs: Fact vs. Fiction
June 11, 2022, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Free admission; $15 parking fee

LECTURE

Earth, Exoplanets, and Everything in Between
Knicole Colón, Astrophysicist, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
June 29, 2022, 8-9 p.m.
Free; registration required

 

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LECTURE

Space2inspire: An Orbital Perspective of Earth as a Geoscientist, Artist, and Poet
Sian Proctor, astronaut and geoscientist
May 18, 2022, 8-9 p.m. EDT
Free; registration required

EVENT

Shared Planetarium Show
May 19 and 20, 2022, 11 a.m.-noon EDT
Free; registration required

EVENT

UFOs: Fact vs. Fiction
June 10, 11, 2022, all day

EVENT

Shared Planetarium Show
June 16, 2022, 3-4 p.m. EDT
June 17, 2022, 11 a.m.-noon EDT
Free; registration required

LECTURE

Earth, Exoplanets, and Everything in Between
Knicole Colón, Astrophysicist, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
June 29, 2022, 8-9 p.m. EDT
Free; registration required