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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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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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The Golden Age of Exploration

Charles Elachi, former director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
June 15, 7 p.m.
Free admission

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The Golden Age of Exploration

Charles Elachi, former director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California
June 16, 7 p.m.
Free admission

 

 

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Mid-South Star Gaze
Rainwater Observatory, French Camp, Mississippi
April 26-29, 2017

Jupiter and Constellations Event
NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center, Wallops Island, Virginia
Astronomy presentation followed by night sky viewing
April 28, 2017, 7-10 p.m.
Free admission
757-824-1344

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NEEMO: Preparing Astronauts for Space Exploration

Kelsey Young, NASA
Pickford Theater, James Madison Memorial Building,
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

May 4, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Free admission
 

Red Rover: Mission to Mars
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Young visitors will learn about rovers, then design and build their own
June 3, 10, 2017, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Free admission ($15 parking fee)

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The 2017 Solar Eclipse Through the Eyes of NASA

C. Alex Young, NASA
Pickford Theater, James Madison Memorial Building,
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
June 15, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Free admission

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Venus--The Forgotten, Mysterious Planet

Lori Glaze
Pickford Theater, James Madison Memorial Building,
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

August 15, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Free admission

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Cassini's Grand Finale

Conor Nixon
Pickford Theater, James Madison Memorial Building,
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

September 7, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Free admission

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The Star That Ate Manhattan Could Guide Humanity Beyond the Solar System

Zaven Arzoumanian, mission scientist, NICER
Pickford Theater, James Madison Memorial Building,
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

October 17, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Free admission