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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.

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
Solar Viewing, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona

October 19 and 26, 2018; 9-11 a.m., at Carl Hayden Visitor Center
Park entrance fees

LECTURE
Astrophotography: Shooting the Stars

Public Library, Page, Arizona
October 20, 2018, 2-3 p.m.
Free admission

SKYWATCHING
Stargazing with Rangers

Lake Powell Resort, Page, Arizona
October 26, 2018, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Free admission
(928) 608-6354

SKYWATCHING
Sidewalk Astronomy at Lake Powell Balloon Regatta

Glen Canyon Natural History Association store, Page, Arizona
November 2, 3, 2018, 6-8 p.m.
Free admission
(928) 608-6354


SKYWATCHING
Star Party, Homolovi State Park, Winslow, Arizona

November 3, 2018, sunset
Park entrance fees
(928) 289-4106

SKYWATCHING
November Skies

Leasburg Dam State Park, Radium Springs, New Mexico
November 3, 2018, 6:30-9 p.m.
Park entrance fees
(575) 524-4068

Milky Way above Painted Desert Inn, ArizonaSKYWATCHING
Dark Skies Over Petrified Forest

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
November 3, 2018, 5:30-10:30 p.m.
Park admission fees
(928) 524-6228

LECTURE
Deep Space Network

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
November 8, 2018, 7 p.m.
Free admission

LECTURE
Deep Space Network

Ramo Auditorium, Caltech, Pasadena, California
November 9, 2018, 7 p.m.
Free admission

SKYWATCHING
Night Sky Watching

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant, Colorado
November 9, 2018, 7-9 p.m.
$7 admission; ages 15 and under free

SKYWATCHING
Night Skies Over LBJ Ranch

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, Stonewall, Texas
November 10, 2018, 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Free admission
(830) 868-7128, ext 246


LECTURE
Planets Big and Small

Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Caltech, Pasadena, California
November 16, 2018, 7 p.m.
Free admission

SKYWATCHING
Turning Back the Sun: Winter Solstice

Daytime activities plus nighttime skywatching
Leasburg Dam State Park, Radium Springs, New Mexico
December 1, 2018, 6:30-9 p.m.
Park entrance fees
(575) 524-4068

SKYWATCHING
Night Sky Watching

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant, Colorado
December 7, 2018, 7-9:30 p.m.
$7 admission; ages 15 and under free

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SKYWATCHING
Astronomy: Phases of the Moon

50 Kent Pop-Up Park in Bushwick Inlet Park, Brooklyn, New York
October 20, 2018, 8-9:30 p.m.
Free admission
(718) 421-2021

SKYWATCHING
Night Patrol and Orionids at Old Harbor

Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts

One-quarter mile hike plus viewing of Orionid meteor shower
October 21, 2018; 6 p.m.
Park entrance fees


SKYWATCHING
Stargazing Night, The High Line, Manhattan, New York

October 23, 2018, 6:45-9:30 p.m.
Free admission

SKYWATCHING
Astronomy: The Night Sky

Arthur Kill Road at Brookfield Avenue, Brookfield Park, Staten Island, New York
October 27, 2018, 7-8:30 p.m.
Free admission
(718) 967-3542

SKYWATCHING
Stargazing Night, The High Line, Manhattan, New York

October 30, 2018, 6:45-9:30 p.m.
Free admission

SKYWATCHING
Stargazing Through Telescopes

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana
November 10, 2018, 5-7 p.m.
(219) 395-1821
Free admission

SKYWATCHING
Stargazing Through Telescopes

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana
December 8, 2018, 5-7 p.m.
(219) 395-1821
Free admission