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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

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West

 

LECTURE/SKYWATCHING
Brown Dwarfs: Too Small a Star, Too Massive a Planet
Kaew Tinyanont
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
December 8, 2017, 7 p.m.
Free admission

LECTURE
Explorer 1's 60th Anniversary: A Celebration of Six Decades of Earth Science Discoveries
Three speakers discuss the first American spacecraft
von Kármán Auditorium, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
January 25, 2018, 7 p.m.
Free admission

LECTURE
Explorer 1's 60th Anniversary: A Celebration of Six Decades of Earth Science Discoveries
Three speakers discuss the first American spacecraft
Vosloh Forum, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California
January 26, 2018, 7 p.m.
Free admission

LECTURE
Looking Deep: The InSight Mission to Mars
Troy Hudson, JPL, discusses the next Mars mission
von Kármán Auditorium, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
February 22, 2018, 7 p.m.
Free admission

LECTURE
Looking Deep: The InSight Mission to Mars
Troy Hudson, JPL, discusses the next Mars mission
Vosloh Forum, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California
February 23, 2018, 7 p.m.
Free admission

Artist's concept of Cassini above Saturn's north poleLECTURE
Cassini Science Results
A presentation on the recently concluded mission to Saturn
von Kármán Auditorium, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
March 22, 2018, 7 p.m.
Free admission

LECTURE
Cassini Science Results
A presentation on the recently concluded mission to Saturn
Vosloh Forum, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California
March 23, 2018, 7 p.m.
Free admission

 

East

 

SKYWATCHING
Ursid Meteor Shower

Wolfe's Pond Park, Staten Island, New York
December 23, 2017, 6-7:30 p.m.
(718) 967-3542
Free admission

SKYWATCHING
The Night Sky

Salt Marsh Nature Center, Marine Park, Brooklyn, New York
January 14, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m.
(718) 421-2021
Free admission

SKYWATCHING
The Night Sky

LaTourette Park, Staten Island, New York
January 20, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m.
718-967-3542
Free admission

SKYWATCHING
Winter Solar System

Van Cortlandt Nature Center, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, New York
January 27, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m.
(718) 548-0912
Free admission

SKYWATCHING
Winter Skywatching: The Super Moon

Boardwalk at Beach 116th Street in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk, Queens, New York
January 28, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m.
(718) 352-1769
Free admission