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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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The Cold Atom Laboratory Mission

Anita Sengupta, Robert Thompson, mission scientists
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

March 9, 2017, 7 p.m.
Free admission

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The Cold Atom Laboratory Mission

Anita Sengupta, Robert Thompson, mission scientists
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California
March 10, 2017, 7 p.m.
Free admission

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Mars 2020 and Beyond: Will We Find Life on the Red Planet?

Ken Williford, Deputy Project Scientist, Mars 2020 Mission
University California, Riverside; Riverside, California
March 23, 2017, 6 p.m.
Free admission

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Alien Planets: Are There Other Earths Lurking in Our Galaxy?

Antigona Segura Peralta, Professor of Astrobiology, National Autonomous University of Mexico
University California, Riverside; Riverside, California
April 13, 2017, 6 p.m.
Free admission

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Cassini: The Grand Finale Begins

Earl Maize, Cassini project manager;
Linda Spilker, Cassini project scientist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
May 11, 2017, 7 p.m.
Free admission

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Cassini: The Grand Finale Begins

Earl Maize, Cassini project manager;
Linda Spilker, Cassini project scientist
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California
May 12, 2017, 7 p.m.
Free admission

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STEM in the Sky
Exploring the Sun at NASA Flight Facility Visitor Center, Wallops Island, Virginia
January 21, 2017, 1-3 p.m.
Free admission

Red Rover: Mission to Mars
Young visitors will learn about rovers, then design and build their own

National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
June 3, 10, 2017, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Free admission ($15 parking fee)