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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, we suggest calling or checking 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
Night Sky Program

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant, Colorado
November 22, 2019, 7 p.m.
$10 per adult, children 15 and younger free
(719) 748-3253

SKYWATCHING
Stories in the Stars

Atlanta State Park, Atlanta, Texas
November 22, 2019, 7-8 p.m.
Park entrance fees apply
(903) 578-0160

SKYWATCHING
Star Party!

South Llano River State Park, Llano, Texas
November 23, 2019, 6-8:30 p.m.
Park entrance fees apply
(325) 446-3994

SKYWATCHING
Night Under the Stars

Homolovi State Park, Winslow, Arizona
November 23, 2019, 30 minutes after sunset
Park entrance fees apply

SKYWATCHING
Fall Constellations

Pedernales Falls State Park, Johnson City, Texas
November 23, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
Park entrance fees apply
(830) 868-7304

SKYWATCHING
Stargazing 101

Enchanted Rock State Park, Fredericksburg, Texas
November 23, 2019, 6:30-8 p.m.
Park entrance fees apply
(830) 685-3636

SKYWATCHING
Fall Constellations

Pedernales Falls State Park, Johnson City, Texas
November 29, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
Park entrance fees apply
(830) 868-7304

LECTURE
Beyond the Known World: New Horizons Mission Into the Kuiper Belt

Veronica Bray, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
University of Arizona, Tucson
December 2, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

LECTURE/SKYWATCHING
The Solar System's Volcanic Wonderland

Katherine de Kleer; followed by skywatching
Caltech, Pasadena, California
December 6, 2019, 7 p.m.
Free admission

SKYWATCHING
Public Star Party

Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles
December 7, 2019, 2-9:45 p.m.
(213) 473-0800
Free admission

SKYWATCHING
Star Party

Pedernales Falls State Park, Johnson City, Texas
December 14, 2019, 5 p.m.
Park admission fees apply
(830) 868-7304

SKYWATCHING
Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose, Texas
December 14, 2019, 8-10 p.m.
Park admission fees apply
(817) 776-3924

SKYWATCHING
Night Sky Program

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant, Colorado
December 20, 2019, 7 p.m.
$10 per adult, children 15 and younger free
(719) 748-3253

SKYWATCHING
Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose, Texas
February 1, 2020, 8-10 p.m.
Park admission fees apply
(817) 776-3924

SKYWATCHING
Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose, Texas
March 13, 2020, 9-11 p.m.
Park admission fees apply
(817) 776-3924

SKYWATCHING
Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose, Texas
April 18, 2020, 9-11 p.m.
Park admission fees apply
(817) 776-3924

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EXHIBIT
By the Light of the Silvery Moon: A Century of Lunar Photographs

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Through January 5, 2020
Free admission

SKYWATCHING
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy

Stephen C. Foster State Park, Fargo, Georgia
November 22, 2019, 7-8 p.m.
$5 parking fee
(912) 637-5274

SKYWATCHING
Stargazing

Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, New York
November 23, 2019, 7:30-11 p.m.
Park admission fees apply

SKYWATCHING
Observing Session

Staunton River State Park, Scottsburg, Virginia
November 23, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
Park admission fees apply
(434) 572-4623

SKYWATCHING
Stargazing Through Telescopes

Indiana Dunes National Park, Porter, Indiana
November 23, 2019,  4:30-6:30 p.m.
Park admission fees apply
(219) 395-1821

SKYWATCHING
Astronomy: Wonders of the Night Sky

George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond, Missouri
November 23, 2019,  6:30-8:30 p.m.
Park admission fees apply
(417) 325-4151

SKYWATCHING
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy

Stephen C. Foster State Park, Fargo, Georgia
December 6, 2019, 7-8 p.m.
$5 parking fee
(912) 637-5274

SKYWATCHING
Geminid Meteor Shower

Staunton River State Park, Scottsburg, Virginia
December 14, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
Park admission fees apply
(434) 572-4623

SKYWATCHING
Stargazing Through Telescopes

Indiana Dunes National Park, Porter, Indiana
December 20, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
Park admission fees apply
(219) 395-1821

SKYWATCHING
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy

Stephen C. Foster State Park, Fargo, Georgia
December 20, 2019, 7-8 p.m.
$5 parking fee
(912) 637-5274

SKYWATCHING
Observing Session

Staunton River State Park, Scottsburg, Virginia
December 28, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
Park admission fees apply
(434) 572-4623

SKYWATCHING
Star Gazing at the Marsh

Collier-Seminole State Park, Naples, Florida
December 28, 2019, 5-9 p.m.
Admission fees apply
(239) 394-3397

SKYWATCHING
Star Gazing at the Marsh

Collier-Seminole State Park, Naples, Florida
January 25, 2020, 5:30-9 p.m.
Admission fees apply
(239) 394-3397

SKYWATCHING
Star Gazing at the Marsh

Collier-Seminole State Park, Naples, Florida
February 15, 2020, 6-9:30 p.m.
Admission fees apply
(239) 394-3397

SKYWATCHING
Star Gazing at the Marsh

Collier-Seminole State Park, Naples, Florida
March 21, 2020, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Admission fees apply
(239) 394-3397