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JANUARY
January 3 - 6, 2016
Some Star Party
Under the stairs
El Cajon, California, USA
No fun
January 14 - 17, 2010
Star Party Down Under
Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary
Flinders Ranges, South Australia , Australia
Canceled
January 15, 2010
Partial Solar Eclipse Observation
Pekan Rabu, Langkawi
Kuah, Langkawi, Malaysia
Public outreach and observation of the partial solar eclipse schedule to happen early and late afternoon local time. Organize by National Planetarium group and Falak Online
January 23, 2010
Regional Meeting of Amateur Astronomers
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs , North Carolina, USA
This year's event will again feature speakers, vendors, swap-tables, door prizes and an astrophotography/sketching contest.
January 27 - 28, 2017
Death Valley Star Party
Death Valley National Park/Furnace Creek Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Furnace Creek Inn and Ranch Resort in Death Valley National Park invites the Las Vegas Astronomical Society to conduct their Annual Death Valley Star Party. Enjoy crystal clear desert skies at night. During the day enjoy horseback riding, golfing the world's lowest golf course, biking, touring Death Valley National Park, tennis, spa treatments, spring-fed pools, and gourmet meals at the beautiful Furnace Creek Resort. Call Phyllis at (760) 786-3353 for special Resort rates and additional information.
FEBRUARY
February 8 - 13, 2010
Cedar Key Star Party
Cheifland Astronomy Village
Cedar Key, Florida , USA
This star party is held at Cedar Key which is about 50 miles southwest of Gainesville on the gulf coast. The Cheifland Astronomy Village is about 20 min away.
February 10 - 11, 2017
European AstroFest
Kensington Conference and Events Centre
London, England, United Kingdom
Europe's largest astronomy and space convention, organized by Astronomy Now magazine. http://www.facebook.com/AstroFest
February 14 - 28, 2013
Northern Lights Cruise
Norway cruise
Alta, Norway
Please join us on a 14 night Northern Lights Cruise on the Marco Polo. Feb. 14, 2013 http://cruisedivision.com/2011Emails/Beverly/2.html
February 18, 2017
BOBFEST - Regional Gathering of Amateur Astronomers
Catawba Science Center
Hickory, North Carolina, USA
The Catawba Valley Astronomy Club, along with the Catawba Science Center and the Cleveland County Astronomical Society will be hosting the 25th annual "BoBfest" on February 18th, 2017. Doors will open at 8:30 am and throughout the day the event will feature presentations, astrophotography displays, and door prizes. Equipment vendors will also be available as will information about local events and facilities, and the chance to engage with amateur and professional astronomers from the region.
February 20 - 27, 2017
SCAS Winter Star Party
Florida Keys
Marathon, Florida, USA
At West Summerland Key (a.k.a. "Spanish Harbor Key") in the Florida Keys. Astrophotographers and amateur astronomers often bring their families from across the U.S. and around the globe to make it a truly international event. Southern winter skies are a real treat for our Canadian and northern friends! This special 6 day long "Stellar Star Party" includes vendors promoting their latest products for amateur astronomy, nationally recognized guest speakers, a popular "Kids Kamp", mirror-grinding lessons, the ever popular door prize giveaway on Friday afternoon and much more!
February 22 - 26, 2012
Orange Blossom Special Annual Star Party
Withlacoochee River County Park
Dade City, Florida, USA
Our event is 5 days and 4 nights of observing and conversations with others interested in or just learning the wonders of the Universe. Things to do at the star party along with the viewing of the dark skies include astronomy related lectures, solar viewing, watching mirror grinding in action, nature hikes, learning what type telescope (or binoculars) will work best for you, hayrides, musical jam sessions, swap table, door prizes and much more. It is a great event geared for the whole family.
February 28 - 29, 2015
Dark Sky Festival in Harmony, FL
Township of Harmony
Harmony, FL, USA
Free, fun, family event 6pm - 11pm
February 28 - March 1, 2014
11th annual Dark Sky Festival
Harmony Town Square
Harmony, FL, USA
11th Annual Dark Sky Festival for 2 nights, 5-10pm February 28 -and- March 1, 2014. Meet Astronaut Story Musgrave and much more! http://www.harmonyfl.com/Amenities/dark-sky-festival
MARCH
March 4, 2017
Tri Star
Guilford Technical Community College
Jamestown, North Carolina, USA
The Triad Starfest, TriStar for short, is a gathering of astronomers of all types, from novice to professional, for a full day of presentations, displays, & observing. The event allows astronomy enthusiasts to share ideas, learn about a range of astronomical topics, get together with old friends, and make new ones. On the campus of GTCC in Jamestown, NC. In addition to a series of speakers scheduled throughout the day, there will be a wide range of astronomical displays, assorted astronomy-related vendors, prize drawings, "how-to" help for astronomy beginners, an astrophotography exhibition, and daytime and nighttime observing sessions (weather permitting).
March 5 - 6, 2011
The Joshua Tree 2011 Messier Marathon
Joshua Tree Lake RV and Campground
Joshua Tree, California, USA
OUR FIRST MESSIER MARATHON!!! We are very excited about this event as it will give us a chance to see what the sky can deliver at our site. Since we are able to project the images of the event on our screens, the entire list of objects found will be recorded and presented, "LIVE" for the audience to see. A presentation about Charles Messier will be given and an overview of how the sky is cataloged in modern astronomy. Bring your scopes and join in! VISUAL ASTRONOMY WILL BE HAPPENING!
March 6 - 11, 2013
Kielder Forest Star Camp
Kielder Forest
Bellingham, Northumberland, UK
A five night star party under England's darkest sky in the remote Border region.
March 10 - 12, 2016
Test event
Under the stairs
Podunk, WA, USA
Just a waste of time
March 10 - 12, 2017
Central European Deepsky Imaging Conference
Ars Electronica Center
Linz, Austria
Two whole days of sessions - covering all topics regarding astronomical imaging - should establish a new pan european information standard; for professionals as well as for beginners.
March 12, 2011
Wagman Winterfest
Deer Lakes Park
Russellton, Pennsylvania, USA
Heavy snow that had fallen earlier in February, 2010, kept us from accessing the observatory hilltop, so Wagman Winterfest XVII was canceled. We're hoping for better things this year. Consider joining us!
March 16 - 19, 2017
Mid Atlantic Mirror Making Seminar
Redden State Forest
Georgetown, DE, USA
The purpose of the Seminar is to introduce proven successful mirror making techniques and practices to those wishing to make their own mirrors. Special emphasis will be placed on successfully figuring the mirror. All mirror-making materials will be furnished and expert mirror makers will be available to guide each person’s activities. We will begin with 6” F-8, 8” F-6, and 10” F-6 mirrors and tools with diamond generated curves; ready for 220 grit. Successful mirror makers will leave the Seminar with a fine-figured mirror ready for aluminizing. They will also have the skills, knowledge and confidence to repeat the process as desired. Although our purpose is to ensure each mirror maker is successful, there is no guarantee of results.
March 22 - 26, 2017
Hodges Gardens Star Party
Hodges Gardens State Park
Florien, Louisiana, USA
The Baton Rouge Astronomical Society invites everyone to join us for the 9th Annual Hodges Gardens Star Party (formerly the Kisatchie Star Party). This is our 17th year to host this event (8 at Kisatchie, and 9 now at Hodges Gardens). Lodging options include tent camping on the observing field, RV camping and cabins within the park.
March 22 - 25, 2012
Georgia Sky View
Camp McIntosh
Flovilla, Georgia, United States
The Georgia Sky View, an annual event held at Camp McIntosh near Flovilla, Ga. Easily accessed from I-75 about 50 miles south of Atlanta. Speakers, displays, door prizes and more! Great facilities include dorms with available beds and showers, a dining hall with ice and electricity, a nice grass field for camping on site!
March 23 - 27, 2017
Isle of Wight Star Party
Isle of Wight, UK
Newport, Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, England, UK
Come and Enjoy Some of the Darkest Skies in the South of England. Located at Brighstone Holiday Centre, on the southwest coast of the Isle of Wight, England and offering breathtaking, almost 180 degree views across the English Channel.
March 24, 2012
All-Arizona Messier Marathon
Hovatter Airstrip
Salome, Arizona, Arizona, USA
Please check the SAC web site, at www.saguaroastro.org, periodically for more details on the 2011 event.
March 24 - 28, 2017
Snake Valley Astro Camp
SV Astro Club site
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Fantastic dark sky event. The Coal Sack, LMC & SMC can all be seen with naked eye.
March 26, 2011

United States of America
United States of America
March 28, 2015
International Sidewalk Astronomy Night
various places around the world
Sidewalk Astronomers will be taking to the streets to share the night sky with the public around the world on the evening of April 20.
APRIL
April 1, 2017
Spring Starfest
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx, New York, USA
take a tour of our solar system and universe during its annual Spring Starfest in Woodlawn Cemetery. The0756 goal is to teach, educate, and foster a culture of stargazing and public science engagement.
April 6 - 7, 2017
NorthEast Astro-Imaging Conference (NEAIC)
Crowne Plaza Conference Center
Suffern, NY, USA
IMAGINE! In the past decade, NEAIC has grown in both size and stature, becoming one of the most eagerly anticipated astronomical imaging conferences in the United States. Devoted to all aspects of Astronomical Imaging, this two-day event hosts leaders and acknowledged experts in extra solar planets, variable star, minor planets, asteroids, comets, and supernova research with the intention of fostering pro-am collaborations. With attendance expected to be nearly 200, you will be very busy both days networking and learning from both amateur, semi-pro, and professional astronomers.
April 7 - 10, 2016
Southern Star
City of Rocks State Park
Silver City, NM, USA
The event takes place at New Mexico's City of Rocks State Park - home to thousands of strange monolithic rock formations found in only six other locations in the world. Great dark skies.
April 8, 2010
Astronomy Day
Novins Planetarium
Toms River, New Jersey, USA
April 8 - 9, 2017
Northeast Astronomy Forum, Space & Telescope Show (NEAF)
Rockland Community College
Suffern, NY, USA
THIS EXCITING TWO-DAY EVENT FEATURES: More than 120 on-site vendors, World-renowned speakers, Astro-imaging workshops, Daily solar observing, STARLAB planetarium shows, Getting Started classes for beginners, Space & Astronomy events for kids, and much much more!
April 8 - 9, 2017
NorthEast Astronomy Forum (NEAF)
Rockland Community College
Suffern, NY, USA
The world's largest astronomy show! Over 100 vendors, 8 speakers, Saturday and Sunday Workshops and much, much more.
April 10, 2010
OMSI Astronomical Photometry, Spectroscopy and Astrometry Workshop
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
Portland, OR, USA
The workshop labs will demonstrate step-by-step techniques in making photometry and spectroscopy measurements. The spectroscopy workshop labs will demonstrate the principles of spectroscopy instruments.
April 14,

April 14, 2012
Planet Walk
B & O Trail
From Glen Burnie to Severna Pa, Maryland, Anne Arundel Country
April 14, 2012
9th Annual Dark Sky Festival
Harmony
Melbourne, Florida, USA
Fun & FREE family event. Stargazing, astronomers, live music & entertainmant, science exhibits and demos. NASA speakers, Starlab Mobile Planetarium, Cosmic kids zone, food & drinks, "glow golf" & more!
April 19 - 26, 2017
The Spring Equinox Star Party
Kelling Heath
Weybourne, England, United Kingdom
The Spring Star Party at Kelling Heath is organised by the Norwich Astronomical Society. The star party was initially purely an observing event aimed more at the experienced observer. However it is gaining popularity with over 200 pitches booked at the 2016 event and a number of trade stands present. Whether you are a veteran of the star party and looking forward to meeting up with old friends or a total newcomer, you will find this event a welcoming and fun way to enjoy the dark skies that North Norfolk has to offer.
April 20 - 23, 2017
South Jersey Astronomy Club Spring Star Party
Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain, New Jersey, USA
SJAC Sring Star Party will be held at one of the darkest sites in the region -- the athletic field at Belleplain State forest.
April 21 - 23, 2017
Beginning/Advanced Adult Astronomy Camp
Mt. Lemmon Observatory
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Astronomy Camps are immersion adventures in DOING science. Participants become astronomers operating large telescopes (20, 60, 61-inch diameters), interacting with leading scientists, and interpreting their own scientific measurements. The Camps are held in the "Sky Island" environment of Mt. Lemmon Observatory (9200 feet). Participants observe and record celestial objects to learn first-hand about astronomy, physics, mathematics, and engineering. Camps include daytime lectures with hands-on activities about forefront topics. No prior knowledge of astronomy is required.
April 21 - 23, 2017
North Central Region of the Astronomical League Convention
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Lanesboro, MN, USA
This year’s theme is on “astronomical observing.” We will be presenting a full line‐up of lectures, panel discussions, demonstrations, and vendor exhibits during the conference. The speaker roster already includes astronomers and scientists from the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, NCRAL, the Minnesota Astronomical Society, University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, and Winona State University. Their expertise ranges from astronomical observing to aerospace medicine.
April 21 - 23, 2017
Beginning Adult Astronomy Camp
Mt. Lemmon Observatory
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Astronomy Camps are immersion adventures in DOING science. Participants become astronomers operating large telescopes (20, 60, 61-inch diameters), interacting with leading scientists, and interpreting their own scientific measurements. The Camps are held in the "Sky Island" environment of Mt. Lemmon Observatory (9200 feet). Participants observe and record celestial objects to learn first-hand about astronomy, physics, mathematics, and engineering. Camps include daytime lectures with hands-on activities about forefront topics. No prior knowledge of astronomy is required.
April 21 - 23, 2017
Beginning/Advanced Astronomy Camp for Adults
Mt. Lemmon Observatory
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Astronomy Camps are immersion adventures in DOING science. Participants become astronomers operating large telescopes (20, 60, 61-inch diameters), interacting with leading scientists, and interpreting their own scientific measurements. The Camps are held in the "Sky Island" environment of Mt. Lemmon Observatory (9200 feet). Participants observe not only by eye but also by recording celestial objects to learn first-hand about astronomy, physics, mathematics, and engineering. Camps include daytime lectures, tour of the University's Mirror Lab, and hands-on activities about forefront topics. No prior knowledge of astronomy is required.
April 21 - 22, 2017
Stokes Star Party
New Jersey School of Conservation, Stokes State Forest
Branchville, NJ, USA
"New Jersey" and "dark skies" are not usually companions within the same sentence, but the Stokes Star Party has begun a tradition of taking advantage of the remaining dark skies in the Garden State. Nestled up in the far Northwest corner of the state is Stokes State Forest, inside of which is found the 240-acre abode of the New Jersey School of Conservation (NJSOC). As such, the NJSOC has become an ideal setting for star-gazing under night skies that are the least obstructed by light pollution in the state.
April 22 - 29, 2017
The OzSky Star Safari (formerly the Deepest South Texas Star Safari)
Warrumbungles Mountain Motel
Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
The OzSky Star Safari (formerly known as the Deepest South Texas Star Safari) is an exclusive annual event held near Coonabarabran, NSW - The Astronomy Capital of Australia - aimed primarily at assisting amateur observers from the Northern Hemisphere by providing them with the opportunity to experience the grandeur of the Southern skies without the need to transport large telescopes. OzSky 2017 will be held during the week of April 22-29, 2017 however many participants often choose to arrive in Sydney a few days earlier to explore the City of Sydney or simply to acclimatize to the local time zone. For further details, including booking and registration information, please visit: http://www.OzSky.org .
April 25 - May 4, 2014
Autumn 2014 Southern Star Party
Night Sky Caravan Park
Bonnievale, Western Cape, South Africa
The Autumn 2014 Southern Star Party will be held at Night Sky Caravan Park, Bonnievale, South Africa, from April 25 to May 04. This two-week-end event promises to be a spectacular observing experience.
April 26 - 29, 2017
Mid-South Star Gaze & Astronomy Conference
Rainwater Observatory & Planetarium
French Camp, Mississippi, USA
This event attracts amateur and professional astronomers from around the country. It is held under one of the darkest skies in the southeastern United States and just off the beautiful Natchez Trace Parkway near the village of French Camp, Mississippi. Join us this year for fun, fellowship, observing, door prizes and fascinating presentations by professional research astronomers and much more! Speakers include astronomer and galaxy researcher, Dr. William Keel, from the University of Alabama, astrophotographer and "Hurricane Hunter", Jon Talbot, NASA recognized teacher-lecturer and solar astronomer, David Teske and space artist and lecturer, Edwin Faughn.
April 26 - 29, 2017
Camp Delany Star party
Sunlakes State Park
Coulee City, Washington, USA
There are cabins, a meeting area and dining area as well as hot showers. The cost is $60 and includes 8 meals, a place to sleep or park your camper and great dark skies.
April 26 - 29, 2017
Mid-South Star Gaze
Rainwater Observatory
French Camp, Mississippi, USA
Rainwater Observatory is gearing up for its annual Midsouth Stargaze and Astronomy Conference coming up April 26-29, 2017! This event attracts amateur and professional astronomers from around the country. It is held under one of the darkest skies in the southeastern United States and just off the beautiful Natchez Trace Parkway near the village of French Camp, Mississippi. Join us this year for fun, fellowship, observing, door prizes and fascinating presentations by professional research astronomers and much more! Speakers include astronomer and galaxy researcher, Dr. William Keel, astrophotographer and "Hurricane Hunter", Jon Talbot, NASA recognized teacher-lecturer, David Teske and space artist and lecturer, Edwin Faughn.
April 27 - 30, 2017
Southern Star Astronomical Convention
Wildacres Retreat
Little Switzerland, North Carolina, USA
Formal Astronomy Presentations ⋅ Equipment Display ⋅ Astro-imaging Display ⋅ Swap Table Wildacres is a private retreat with modern facilities including motel-like private rooms with bath, a glass-enclosed dining room combining great family-style meals with beautiful views overlooking the mountain ridges, and a small auditorium. All of these facilities are tucked away under the trees at the top of a mountain ridge, but with enough open areas for viewing the night skies.
April 27 - 30, 2017
Star Gaze Star Party
Trap Pond State Park
Laurel, DE, USA
April 29, 2017
Astronomy Day
World Wide
Check the web site for the latest information about Astronomy Day. Contact the Astronomy Day Headquarters or astronomy club or planetarium nearest you for specific information. Be sure to put "Astronomy Day" in subject line.
MAY
May 1, 1999
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May 2 - 4, 2014
XII Cilento's Star Party
Il Forno Antico - farm holidays
San Mauro la Bruca (SA), Campania, Italy
This year AstroCampania, astronomer amateur group, organize XII edition of Cilento's Star Party. More info (in italian): http://acgo.it/xiisp
May 5 - 7, 2016
Annual Meeting of the AAVSO
Crowne Plaza Hotel
St. Louis, MO, USA
May 5 - 8, 2016
Two Rivers Spring Star Party
2757 N 1st Ave
Barry, Illinois, USA
We invite you to come enjoy a weekend under the Stars at the Fourth Annual Two Rivers Spring Star Party. Explore the Universe on a 20 acre field. Come see if you can spot the Andromeda Globular Cluster. Guest Speakers, Raffle Drawing. Campers and Rv's along with pets are welcome. Visit the Birth Place of Mark Twain, Shopping nearby, Come work on an Astronomical Society Certificate, meet new friends, or get re-aquaitinted with old friends, Pre-Registration ends April 15th, walk ups will be higher. Catering is available. We are hard to find but worth the drive.
May 5 - 8, 2016
Rencontres Astronomiques du Printemps (RAP)
Craponne-sur-Arzon
Saint-Etienne, Le Puy en Velay, France
With more than 250 members, this is one of the largest event in France and Western Europe, from the binocular to the 800 mm dobson. See our website at http://www.astrorap.fr
May 6, 2017
AstroDay Festival
Prince Kuhio Plaza
Hilo, Hawaii, USA
The 16th Annual award winning AstroDay Festival will be back at the Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo, Hawaii on Saturday, May 6 from 10 am until 4 pm. Featuring exhibits, demonstrations and presentations from the Maunakea Observatories and many other science organizations in Hawaii, StarLab Planetarium shows, robotics demonstrations, telescope viewing, and other fun activities for all ages. The award ceremony for the Mauna Kea Coin Contest will also be held during AstroDay. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.mkaoc.org/programming/astroday
May 6 - 9, 2010
The Joshua Tree Astronomy Festival
Joshua Tree Lake Campground and RV Park
Joshua Tree, California, USA
As of today, Monday, May 3, We are way behind in our construction of the theater screens and the general camping area. To top it off, one of our key organizers, Ken Keller, has passed away and another has quit his participation with our group. Do to the added effort required to be prepared for a grand event, we regret to say we are making our event smaller with less than we wanted to acheive. We will be working with the same dates and time lines, just not so much will be anticipated. Thanks, team scdva.org
May 6, 2011
Public Skywatch at Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain, New Jersey, USA
Rain-date is May 7, 2011. The South Jersey Astronomy Club hosts public skywatches at Belleplain State Forest throughout the year. Skywatch details are posted on our home index page. Skywatches usually begins about 7:30PM, and admission is free! Once inside Belleplain State Forest, just follow the signs to the public parking lot (free) and then walk the short distance on to the observing field.
May 6 - 8, 2016
Tennessee Spring Star party
Fall Creek Fall's State Part, Tn,
Pikeville , Tennessee, US
Friday setup at 2:00pm-Speakers on Saturday-Observing both Friday and Saturday nights-. Venders at Inn-No registration fee. Pack up by 2:00pm Sunday-See details at CAS website or e-mail
May 8, 2010
Lake Hudson Dark Sky Gaze
Lake Hudson State Park
Clayton, MI, USA
Dark Sky Preserve - Daily or Annual State Park entry fee needed to enter. Summer site is the picic area - Winter site is the beach. It is a public park and may have an occasional headlight problem.
May 12 - 16, 2010
Teleskoptreffen
Frankfurt, Germany
May 13 - 16, 2010
Georgia Sky View -
Indian Springs State Park - Camp McIntosh
Jackson, GA, USA
The Flint River Astronomy Club will again host its annual Georgia Sky View star party at the beautiful Indian Springs State Park just outside Flovilla, Georgia. This is 4-day/3night event starting at 2 PM May 13th through May 16th, 2010. Facilities include a large viewing field, large dining hall, craft & display building, men's and women's dormitories complete with showers, and on-field camping. Motor homes welcomed but no hookup facilities are available. The "Pot Luck" dinner is on again for this year. FRAC will provide the burgers and soft drinks, you bring your favorite dish. Hope to see you there. Steve Bentley Georgia SKy View Coordinator Flint River Astronomy Club wd4ity@bellsouth.net 478-994-4552
May 18 - 21, 2017
10th Annual Bootleg Astronomers Star Party Part 1
Green River Conservation Area
Harmon, Il, USA
Come and explore the night skies with us again, for our 10th Annual Bootleg Star Party Part Uno. Part Duo will be held Sept. 21st, thru Sept.24th. Both will be under some of the darkest skies in the State of Illinois. We promise... You will be "WOWED"! We will provide free coffee, hot chocolate, & tea both nights. Tent & RV camping. Water and sanitary facilities on site. Electricity to charge your batteries/packs is available as well. We will provide several battery chargers for your use. (note, this is a wilderness area). Motels are available in nearby Princeton off I-80. Please visit our website for our registration form. "Bootleg Astronomers", Pillaging the Universe one Star at a time." http://bootlegastronomy.com/
May 19 - 21, 2017
Michiana Star Party Nine - MSP9
Dr. T.K. Lawless Park
Vandalia, Michigan, USA
The Michiana Astronomical Society will be holding it's ninth annual star party May 19th through May 21th 2016. Michiana Star Party Nine - MSP9 Location: Dr. T.K. Lawless Park 15122 Monkey Run Street Vandalia, MI 49095 It's about 35 miles north east of South Bend, IN.
May 21 - 28, 2017
Texas Star Party
3500 acre ranch
Ft. Davis, TX, USA
Week-long gathering of 500+ amateur astronomers under very dark skies, afternoon and evening talks, vendors, astrophoto, sketching, ATM, and observing activities and contests.
May 25 - 28, 2017
South Pacific Star Party (Australia)
Wiruna - ASNSW's Premier Dark Sky Site
Ilford, New South Wales,
The South Pacific Star Party (SPSP) is an Annual gathering of Amateur and professional Astronomers from across Australia and the World. The SPSP typically includes formal daytime workshops, as well as formal and informal lectures, while evening events include observing, socialising, and public sky tours for those of you who are not so familiar with the stellar skyscape, or if you just want to view some of the more obscure objects in the sky.
May 25 - 29, 2017
RTMC Astronomy Expo
Camp Oakes
Big Bear City, CA, USA
Located in the San Bernardino Mountains near Big Bear City, CA. It's the RTMC Astronomy Expo. Come to the largest star party gathering in the west!
May 26 - 28, 2017
MegaMeet
Blue Mountain
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
MegaMeet is the main observing event of the Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society. It’s a bare-bones star party, without vendors, speakers, or registration fees. MegaMeet is held at the 1600 foot summit of Pulpit Rock, LVAAS' dark skies location on Blue Mountain, approximately 25 miles west of Allentown, PA and just north of Hamburg, Pennsylvania.
May 26, 2017
Tennessee Spring Star Party
Fall Creek falls State Park
Pikeville, Tennessee, USA
Tn Spring Star Party (TSSP) - Vendors, speakers and programs in Astronomy. Two nights of public viewing. This program offers several hours of public viewing. The State Park provides shuttle buses to and from the field for guest. The State Park Hotel offers special weekend rates for the public and astronomers attending the event. Please contact the hotel for rates and availablity.The Astronomy event is free to attend and there are no registration fees.
JUNE
June 3 - 4, 2011
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Joshua Tree Astronomy Arts Theater
Joshua Tree, CA, USA
June 5 - 11, 2017
Beginning Teen Astronomy Camp
Mt. Lemmon Observatory
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Astronomy Camps are immersion adventures in DOING science. Participants become astronomers operating large telescopes (20, 60, 61-inch diameters), interacting with leading scientists, and interpreting their own scientific measurements. The Camps are held in the "Sky Island" environment of Mt. Lemmon Observatory (9200 feet). Participants observe not only by eye but also by recording celestial objects to learn first-hand about astronomy, physics, mathematics, and engineering. Camps include daytime lectures, tour of the University's Mirror Lab, and hands-on activities about forefront topics. No prior knowledge of astronomy is required.
June 6, 2015
Star Conn 2015
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT, USA
Starconn is a day long astronomy 'convention.' It is held in the Science Center of Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. The day is the product of the Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford and is sponsored by the Astronomy Department of Wesleyan University.
June 10, 2017
Apollo Rendezvous
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery & John Bryan Observatory
Dayton, Ohio, USA
Apollo Rendezvous, hosted by the Miami Valley Astronomical Society in Dayton, Ohio, is one of the premier annual gatherings of amateur astronomers in the Midwest. Visit http://www.mvas.org/ or contact: Linda Weiss AR Chair ar@mvas.org
June 11 - 12, 2010
Central Texas Star Party
Eagle Eye Observatory
Lake Buchanan, Texas, USA
June 11, 2016
Apollo Rendezvous
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Dayton, OHIO, USA
Our guest speaker will be J. Kelly Beatty- Senior Editor of Sky & Telescope This Premier Midwest Convention has World Class Speakers, Digistar Planetarium shows, Vendors, Swap meet, Raffle, and Great Door Prizes, followed by a BBQ & Star Party!
June 15 - 17, 2017
Symposium on Telescope Science
Ontario, CA, USA
The annual SAS Symposium has become one of the premiere events for amateur astronomers and for building pro-am collaborations. Amateurs, and some professionals, make presentations covering a wide range of topics, from imaging basics, to photometry, to spectroscopy, to instrumentation, and more. Observing targets reach from near-Earth to the edges of the Universe. If you're at least a little interested in astronomical research, this is one of the events you should plan to attend each year.
June 15 - 18, 2017
Spacefest VIII
Starr Pass Resort and Spa
Tucson, AZ, USA

Spacefest is a gathering of astronauts, space scientists, space artists, and space entrepreneurs.

This year's Spacefest VIII features tracks of speakers, authors and scientists, plus Astronauts and NASA support personnel will be signing autographs. Some of the world's top space artists will be participating the invitation only Space Art Show. Two great space documentaries will screen all weekend, plus a special film preview TBA at the show.

The banquet offers seating with an astronaut or speaker. For the Astronaut Luncheon, on Friday, all attendees will be seated with an astronaut or one of the support personnel. For the Speaker Luncheon you will be seated with one of the speakers or authors.

June 15 - 17, 2017
Spring Meeting of the AAVSO
Ontario, CA, USA
June 16 - 18, 2010
StarConn/100th Anniversary of the Van Vleck Observatory Symposium
Wesleyan University
Middletown, Connecticut, USA
This annual day-long astronomy "convention" is held at the Science Center at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT Professor William Herbst and Professor Edward Moran, department chair & the staff at the Van Vleck Observatory are our hosts to make this event possible. Please join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Van Vleck Observatory.
June 16 - 18, 2016
StarConn
CFA Hall, Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT, USA
Starconn is a day long astronomy 'convention.' It is held in the Center for the Arts and the Van Vleck Observatory at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. The day is the product of the Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford and is sponsored by the Astronomy Department of Wesleyan University. This year StarConn is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Van Vleck Observatory on Wesleyan's campus with the refurbished 20" Clark refractor.
June 17 - 24, 2017
Grand Canyon Star Party
Grand Canyon National Park North and South Rims
Tusayan, AZ, AZ, USA
The Grand Canyon Star Party is a public star party. You can volunteer with your telescope, or just join us under some of the darkest skies in the country. See the website for details.
June 19 - 21, 2015
XIII Cilento's Star Party - Italy
Il Forno Antico - farm holidays
San Mauro la Bruca (SA), Campania, Italy
This year AstroCampania, astronomer amateur group, organize XIII edition of Cilento's Star Party. More info (in italian): http://acgo.it/xiiisp
June 19, 2010
Cruising the Moon
Joshua Tree Lake Campground
Joshua Tree, CA, USA
Join us for a journey to the Moon. We will use high definition electronically assisted imaging techniques and projecting the tour onto our giant 9 by 12 screens. Sit back and enjoy the ride!
June 20 - 27, 2017
Advanced Teen Astronomy Camp
Mt. Lemmon Observatory
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Astronomy Camps are immersion adventures in DOING science. Participants become astronomers operating large telescopes (20, 60, 61-inch diameters), interacting with leading scientists, and interpreting their own scientific measurements. The Camps are held in the "Sky Island" environment of Mt. Lemmon Observatory (9200 feet). Participants observe not only by eye but also by recording celestial objects to learn first-hand about astronomy, physics, mathematics, and engineering. Camps include daytime lectures, tour of the University's Mirror Lab, and hands-on activities about forefront topics. No prior knowledge of astronomy is required.
June 21 - 24, 2017
Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival
Bryce Canyon National Park
Cedar City, Utah, USA
Annual Astronomy Festival under the last great sanctuary of dark skies. Oriented to general public. Solar viewing, workshops, science lectures, ranger talks, guest speakers, telescope viewing, and dark skies (limiting magnitude 7+). Guest astronomers with telescopes must register prior to arriving.
June 21 - 25, 2017
Golden State Star Party
Frosty Acres Ranch
Adin, California, USA
Located at Frosty Acres Ranch near the town of Adin in northeast California, GSSP is at an elevation of 4400 feet with a stunning view of Mount Shasta 66 miles to the west. Our event combines excellent skies with picturesque wilderness and farmland, nearby towns, great catered food, and distance from city lights. This will be the 10th year for this event.
June 21 - 25, 2017
Rocky Mountain Star Stare
Starry Meadows, Gardner, CO
Gardner, CO, United States
For over three decades, astronomers from across the U.S. and around the world have been gathering each summer in the mountains west of Colorado Springs. What draws them here each year? Dark skies. Not just dark skies, but dark skies with amazing transparency. These gazers of the stars are enjoying Rocky Mountain Star Stare!
June 22 - 25, 2017
Wisconsin Observers Weekend
Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca, WI, USA
Enjoy a laid-back weekend of observing at this regional event held under the dark skies of central Wisconsin. Sponsor: NEWSTAR (NorthEast Wisconsin STARgazers) Information: bpeter76@yahoo.com Web: WWW.new-star.org
June 22 - 25, 2017
Cherry Springs Star Party
Cherry Springs State Park
Coudersport, Pennsylvania, USA
The Cherry Springs Star Party or CSSP will be held at Cherry Springs State Park near Coudersport, PA. Cherry Springs State Park is well known for very dark skies and we hope you'll enjoy them with us at the Cherry Springs Star Party!
June 23 - 25, 2017
Craters of the Moon Star Party
Craters of the Moon National Monument
Arco, Idaho, USA
Overnight camping sites available in the campground. RV overnight parking allowed in caves parking area for astronomers with a telescope. We are asked to not block the north pull-through parking.
June 29 - July 4, 2016
Rocky Mountain Star Stare
Gardner
Westcliffe, Colorado, USA
Rocky Mountain Star Stare 2016! Check out the website, http://www.rmss.org for all the information and details!
JULY
July 1 - August 31, 2017
Thursday & Saturday Night Astronomy Nights at Gordon's Park
Gordon's Park Dark Sky Preserve
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Every Thursday and Saturday night in July and August at 9 PM, Gordon's Park offers a program that includes an orientation into astronomy, a review of planets, northern lights and solar systems, as well as instructions on the use of a planisphere (star map) to find objects in the night sky. Participants will learn how to star hop, view with the naked eye, & have the opportunity to try Bausch & Lomb wide-angle binoculars & observe through the Parks 8" Dobsonian Telescope. 705-859-2470, www.gordonspark.com
July 1 - 3, 2011
INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION STAR PARTY
Joshua Tree Astronomy Arts Theater
Joshua Tree, California, United States
Celebrating the spirit of our independence as a Nation, we are taking in the great skies of July in Joshua Tree. Featuring our live video projected images of deep space wonders, our telescopes will be aiming to please as the big screens put up images coming from all who can capture objects with their cameras. Friday, July 1, is a New Moon and will be reserved for astronomers. The public is invited to come and enjoy the show on Saturday, July 2nd, while the 3rd is, again, reserved for the astronomers. Working to perfect the technical part of our theater, we are hopeful that the presentation will be rewarding for everyone. As always, we are eager to have assistance with the effort. Anyone wishing to take part is welcome.
July 2 - 15,

July 6 - 9, 2016
Green Bank Star Quest
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Green Bank, WV, USA
Green bank Star Quest XIII at Green Bank, WV. Our 13th annual OPTICAL and RADIO star party. Featured Key Note Presentation by Dr. Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer and director of Center for SETI research. Other Presentations and clinics, on optical & radio astronomy, and astrophotography all held indoors . Solar and nighttime observing at your campsite. Campground has graveled roads, sanitary stations and a hot shower facility close by. Featuring: a Large raffle drawing, children's activities, cafeteria service available and venders on site. The 4-day registration fee is just $100. Limited bunk house accommodations for additional fee. Web site http://www.greenbankstarquest.org. Contact phone 304-669-3555.
July 9, 2011
SCAE (Southern California Astronomy Expo) - Swap Meet
OPT
Oceanside, California, USA
Saturday, July 9th kicks off SCAE with a swap meet in the OPT parking lot from 10am - 4;30pm! Everyone is welcome to sell their used astronomy-related equipment at this event...OPT will provide the tables and chairs, and you provide everything else! Don't forget your umbrella or pop-up for shade. Tables are available on a first come, first-served basis. Set-up begins at 8:30am. Whether you want to sell, buy, or both, come on by OPT on Saturday, July 9th and join in on the fun!
July 10, 2011
SCAE (Southern California Astronomy Expo) - Night at Balboa
Reuben H Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park
San Diego, California, USA
On Saturday evening, July 10th, come to the Reuben H Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park for a celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope! There will be a lecture by JPL Scientist Bonnie Burrati, a viewing of the IMAX film, Hubble, and a free star party out on the Prado afterwards (weather permitting). Tickets are just $10 each! Visit optscae.com for more information.
July 14 - August 11, 2018
Julian Starfest
Menghini Winery
Julian, CA, USA
There will be no Julian Starfest in 2017. We will all be out of town watching the solar eclipse.

Julian Starfest, an astronomy exhibition and public starparty, is up and rolling to another great event at the Menghini Winery in Julian, CA. Julian, at 4,200', offers some of the darkest skies in Southern California and the Menghini Winery offers a beautiful venue. Starfest, now a joint effort between the San Diego Astronomy Association and the town of Julian, will only get bigger and better as the years pass. Last year we saw hundreds of campers and close to 1500 on Saturday evening for the free public star party. Talk about outreach! We hope to do as well this year.
July 15 - 19, 2015
Mason Dixon Star Party
Shreveport North Airport
Wellsville, Pennsylvania, USA
The 26th annual Summer MDSP will be held July 15 thru July 19 with guest speakers, vendors, a raffle. Early arrivals allowed with advance permission. A food vendor will be at the star party Friday evening through Sunday morning. Come celebrate our 26th year with us!
July 15 - 16, 2017
CWAS AstroFest
CSIRO Parkes Observatory's Visitors Centre
Parkes, Central West of New South Wale, Australia
The Central West of New South Wales boasts some of the darkest skies in Australia, and as such is a wonderful place to appreciate the wonders of the night sky. In an effort to foster, encourage and promote astronomy in the region, the Central West Astronomical Society is holding its annual festival of astronomy, or AstroFest, in July. The festival endeavours to bring to the people of the Central West world renowned astronomers, both professional and amateur, so they may share their enthusiasm and love of the heavens. The festival will be held over two days from 15-16 July 2017. A conference and associated events will provide fascinating insights into various aspects of modern astronomy.
July 16 - 19, 2009
Gateway to the Universe Star Party
Restoule Provincial Park
Restoule, Ontario, Canada
Children's program on Saturday afternoon, Pot Luck supper on Saturday night, Laser-guided sky tours, Newtonian Collimation Clinic, Communal campfire philosophizing & pontificating, Swimming, hiking, boating and, of course, stargazing
July 16, 2011
SCAE (Southern California Astronomy Expo) - Astronomy Faire
Oceanside Photo and Telescope
Oceanside, CA, USA
Join hundreds of fellow astronomy enthusiasts at the 7th Annual SCAE Astronomy Faire on Saturday, July 16th! Over 35 telescope, CCD, and other astronomy product manufacturers will be on hand to show off their latest and greatest gear, and astronomy-related clubs and groups will be there will lots of information for you! The SCAE 2011 Astronomy Faire kicks off at 10AM and runs through 6PM. There will be free presentations during the day and we'll be giving away over $40,000 worth of prizes, too! This event is totally free! Check the SCAE website for further updates and information! Hope to see you there!
July 18 - 22, 2017
Table Mountain Star Party
Eden Valley Ranch
Oroville, WA, USA
The 2017 TMSP will once again be held Eden Valley Ranch about 9 miles East of Oroville, WA. Six days and five nights of great observing, as well as informal talks, workshops, seminars, commercial vendors, door prizes, a student-astronomer program, a telescope-makers contest, and a swap meet. Leisure activities include hiking, mountain bicycling, and other outdoor sports.
July 19 - 22, 2017
Green Bank Star Quest
Green Bank National Radio Asrtonomy Observatory
Green Bank, West Virginia, USA
Optical and radio astronomy star party. Held in the senic high mountain valley at the Green Bank National Radio Asrtonomy Observatory. Educational and fun event for the whole family. Camping, observing at you campsite, hot showers nearby, Snack Bar and hot home style meals available on site. Keynote speaker Dr. Seth Shostak and other noted speakers nightly. Workshops, presetations and childrens activities daily. Some of the best beautifull dark night skys (weather permitting) in the east. It may not be heaven but we feel it is pretty close.
July 20 - 23, 2017
Starfest
The River Place Park
Hanover, Ontario, Canada
The North York Astronomical Association invites you to attend its annual amateur astronomy conference and star party.

Starfest offers a wide variety of observing-oriented activities to suit both beginners and advanced astronomers. You are invited to bring your telescope, astronomical images, and share your observing experiences with others.
July 20 - 23, 2017
Stellafane
Stellafane on Breezy Hill
Springfield, Vermont, USA
Check our web site beginning in mid-May for full details. We are now open on Thursday for 3 nights of observing.
July 21 - 25, 2017
Almost Heaven Star Party
The Mountain Institute
Spruce Knob, West Virginia, USA
The 2009 Almost Heaven Star party will be held at The Mountain Institute, near beautiful Spruce Knob, West Virginia. Held at one of the darkest site in the East, AHSP has amenities you won't find at any other star party. Plus you'll enjoy daytime programs for the whole family!
July 21 - 23, 2017
Stargazing Manitoulin
Gordon's Park Dark Sky Preserve
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Excellent Star Party held in the RASC designated dark sky preserve at Gordon's Park with 360 degree viewing, no light pollution & the darkest skies in Ontario. Activities include a Campfire Welcome Reception, Public Observing Sessions, Laser Guided Sky Tours, Nature Interpretive Centre, Hiking Trails, Mini Putt, Horseshoes, Children's Playground & Pot Luck Supper. Please call 705-859-2470 to register or visit Gordon's Park website at www.gordonspark.com
July 21 - 24, 2017
Our Brothers Star Party
Brothers, OR
Bend, OR, USA
The Brothers site is huge and there’s plenty of room for the largest RV’s as well as lots of places to set up. There are virtually unobstructed views to the western, southern and eastern sky. The tiny “town” of Brothers is about 2 miles away east on Highway 20 and they close up tight about 6 PM.
July 21 - 24, 2017
Brothers Star Party for Oregon Observatory
Oroc Lauch Site
Brothers, OR, USA
This is a primitive dark site about 40 miles from Bend and Prineville, OR. Access for all vehicles is an easy two mile drive from US 20. Attendees from past astronomy events at this site have nothing but rave reviews about the dark sky!
July 21 - 25, 2017
Almost Heaven Star Party
Spruce Knob Mountain Center
Circleville, West Virginia, USA
AHSP is a NOVAC-organized multi-night star party at The Spruce Knob Mountain Center one of the darkest sites east of the Mississippi!
July 21 - 30, 2017
Summer Star Party
Peppermint Park Camping Resort
Plainfield, Massachusetts, United States
DARK-SKY OBSERVING & CAMPING VACATION Come for a night or stay all 10 days. RAC holds the longest and most exciting star party, geared to both the serious observer, imager, and the whole family. Our location in the Berkshire Mtns. is known for its pristine dark skies, and gorgeous arching Milky Way. Don’t miss our Opening Festival and StarBQ with live music! > Large Open-grass Water & Electric equipped Telescope Field > FREE Wi-Fi > Huge Heated Refreshment & Lecture/EntertainmentTent > FREE Daily Continental Breakfast > Chicken StarBQ Sunday Aug. 9th > Exciting Astronomy Lectures including: Alan MacRobert, Senior Editor, S&T Magazine and Al Nagler, Optical Designer, TeleVue > Amazing Raffle Prizes: Win a TeleVue eyepiece!
July 22 - 30, 2017
Mt. Kobau Star Party
Mt. Kobau
Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada
Dark sky observers' gathering held near New Moon every summer since 1984. Wilderness site once chosen for international-scale observatory before project's cancellation. Please visit our web site for details. http://www.mksp.ca
July 23 - 28, 2017
Nebraska Star Party
Merritt Reservoir
Valentine, Nebraska, USA
One of the darkest sky sites in the Mid-West. Star Party for families. It is also very friendly toward those who are beginning in the hobby of amateur astronomy and provides a Field School for them.
July 25 - 30, 2017
Indiana Family Star Party and Greatcon
Camp Cullom (90 acres)
Frankfort, Indiana, USA
2015 is the 13th year for Indiana's largest star party. Family-friendly and planned to reward experienced and inexperienced astronomers alike. Prairie Grass Observatory; 6 building facility with 28" Go-to, 16" LX200, 16" Newtonian, 7" refractor(in 13ft dome), 100 mm Binoculars, air-conditioned lecture hall. On-sight food, Speakers, Free Popcorn, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Free Donuts, camping, Hayrides, vendors, aircraft flyover. Free on-field Wi-Fi. Activities for Children. Playground, Exceptional Disc Golf course, H-Alpha solar viewing on 16" scope. Support: Wabash Valley Astronomical Society, Indiana Astronomical Society and Muncie Astronomy Club. Registration: www.indianastars.us or call Russ Kaspar:765-659-3338.
July 28 - 30, 2016
Nova East
Smileys Provincial Park
Newport, Hants County, Nova Scotia
Welcome to the home page of Nova East, Atlantic Canada's regional star party. Nova East was originally established as the camping and observing weekend for the Halifax Centre, and has grown to include participants from many other astronomy clubs in the Atlantic region, and a number of attendees from the northeastern United States as well.
July 28 - 30, 2017
Nova East Star Party
Smiley's Provincial Park
Halifax, NovaScotia, Canada
Nova East is the annual and longest running Atlantic Canadian star party put on by the Halifax Centre of the RASC and the Minas Astronomy Group. Held at Smiley's Provincial Park in Nova Scotia, it offers some of the darkest skies on the east coast. This year's event has a weather related theme with working sessions on everything from image processing to telescope collimation. Come and enjoy our Maritime hospitality.
July 28 - 30, 2017
RASCals Star Party
Metchosin Cricket Field
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Victoria Centre has held successful Star Parties annually from 2000 through to present. The RASCals Star Party has a well-deserved reputation of being a fun and easy-going camping and observing weekend which the whole family can enjoy. Features: interesting speakers, door prizes, Guided Telescope Walk, Astronomy 101, workshops, kids activities, and of course viewing the night sky till dawn - what we all come here for! Facilities: on-field camping, water, power for astronomy gear only (no RV plug-ins or full service hook-ups), nearby full service restaurant & coffee shop, washrooms, on-site astronomy dealer. FREE EVENT - donations appreciated!
July 30, 2016
Astronomy Night
Gordon's Park
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Gordon's Park offers a program that includes an orientation into astronomy, a review of planets, northern lights and solar systems, as well as instructions on the use of a planisphere (star map) to find objects in the night sky. Participants will learn how to star hop, view with the naked eye, & have the opportunity to try Bausch & Lomb wide-angle binoculars & observe through the Parks 8" Dobsonian Telescope. 705-859-2470, www.gordonspark.com
AUGUST
August 5 - 6, 2016
Public Observing Sessions & Laser Guided Sky Tour
Gordon's Park Dark Sky Preserve
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Excellent Introduction into Astronomy, these sessions are open to the public during the Manitoulin Star Party and are held in the dark sky preserve at Gordon’s Park. The evenings include looking through telescopes & observing with binoculars and an incredible laser guided sky tour. 705-859-2470, www.gordonspark.com
August 7 - 16, 2015
Queensland Astrofest
Camp Duckadang
Linville, Queensland, Australia
The Queensland Astrofest, rated in the Top Ten of the world's best astrocamps (BBC 2007), is held annually at the Lions Club Camp Duckadang. It has a dark sky with bunk house accommodation. Generous catered meals are available twice a day. Queensland Astrofest boasts a unique ten day format. Each Saturday will have Vendor sales and talks from major speakers. Workshops run each day. The renowned Astro-Feast is held on the last Saturday night of the camp. Entries for the Erwin van der Velden Photography Awards are required to be lodged with the committee by the 15th July 2011. Registration opens February. More details are on the Web site.
August 7 - 8, 2009
Astronomical League Convention
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY,
Annual Convention of the Astronomical League www.astroleague.org
August 10 - 12, 2012
Perseid Meteor Shower Star Party
Gordon's Park Dark Sky Preserve
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Camping & observing the Perseids Meteor Showers from the Dark Sky Preserve at Gordon's Park on Manitoulin Island in Ontario. 705-859-2470, www.gordonspark.com or rita@gordonspark.com
August 11 - 14, 2017
Perseids Meteor Party
Gordon's Park Dark Sky Preserve
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Camping & observing the Perseids Meteor Showers from the Dark Sky Preserve at Gordon's Park on Manitoulin Island in Ontario. 705-859-2470, www.gordonspark.com or rita@gordonspark.com
August 11 - 14, 2015
Perseid Meteor Shower Star Party
Gordon's Park Dark Sky Preserve
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Camping & observing the Perseids Meteor Showers from the Dark Sky Preserve at Gordon's Park on Manitoulin Island in Ontario. 360 degree observing, horizon to horizon, sqm reading of 21.45, darkest skies in Ontario and No light pollution.
August 12 - 13, 2016
SJAA Yosemite Public Star Party
Glacier Point
Yosemite National Park, CA, USA
August 12 - 15, 2014
Perseids Meteor Party
Gordon's Park Dark Sky Preserve
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Come join us to observe the magnificent Perseids Meteor shower from our Dark Sky Preserve, with some of the darkest skies in Ontario and amazing 360 degree viewing, and great events. To register: 705-859-2470 To inquire: rita@gordonspark.com
August 13 - 16, 2015
Earth Wind and Sky Star Party
2757 N 1st Ave
Barry, Illionois, USA
We invite you to come enjoy a weekend under the Stars at the Fifth Annual Earth Wind and Sky Star Party. Explore the Universe on a 20 acre field under visual limiting Mag 6 skies. Guest Speakers, Raffle Drawing. Campers and Rv's along with pets are welcome. Visit the Birth Place of Mark Twain, Shopping nearby, Come work on an Astronomical Society Certificate, meet new friends, or get re-aquiainted with old friends, Pre-Registration ends July 15th walk ups will be higher. Catering is available. We are hard to find but worth the trip.
August 15, 2009
(over) SCDVA Integratron (pics available)
Thanks, AmSky! We want to delete this listing, but can't??? I do't know why. Despite several attempts at different times, we can't seem to make it current. It isn't because we are aren't trying. Thanks, scdva. I think others may be having similar trouble as there are many events that have listings from old dates.....
August 17 - 22, 2017
Oregon Star Party
Indian Trail Spring, Ochoco Natl Forest
Prineville, OR, United States
Registration for the 2017 Oregon Star Party is now closed

A gathering of 600+ amateur astronomers and their families, at Indian Trail Spring in the Ochoco National Forest. Located near the geographic center of Oregon at an elevation of 5000 feet, we have the darkest sky of any major star party in the continental United States. Activities for adults and Kids, speakers, vendors, swap meet, night sky tours,Telescope Walkabout. See website for all the details.
August 18 - 21, 2017
Manitoulin Star Party
Gordon's Park Dark Sky Preserve
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Observe with telescopes & binoculars from the darkest skies in Ontario. 360 degree viewing, no light pollution and extremely dark skies with a 7.5 magnitude. Camping, Public Observing Sessions, Laser Guided Sky Tours, Wine & Cheese Welcome Reception, hiking trails, mini putt, horseshoes & Pot Luck Supper. www.gordonspark.com or 705-859-2470
August 18 - 27, 2017
The Queensland Astrofest
Lions Camp Duckadang
Linville, Queensland, Australia
Queensland Astrofest, rated in the Top 10 of the world's best astrocamps(BBC 2007), is held annually at Lions Camp Duckadang, which has bunk house and camping facilities. Catered meals are available twice a day. Queensland Astrofest boasts a unique nine day format. We plan to have vendor sales and speakers each Saturday. Workshops run most days. The renowned Astrofeast with raffle prize draw is held on the last Saturday of the camp. Entries for the Erwin van der Velden Photography Awards should be lodged by the 14th August 2017; the earlier you lodge them, the more chance of votes from those who come earlier in the week only. Registration will open April/May, check Qld Astrofest website closer to the date.
August 18 - 20, 2017
Craters of the Moon Star Party
Craters of the Moon National Monument
Arco, Idaho, USA
•View planets, galaxies, gas clouds and double stars! • Get expert sky guidance and astronomy info! • All telescopes available for public viewing! • Don’t forget to bring your own telescope and binoculars too! • Overnight camping sites available in the campground. • RV overnight parking allowed in caves parking area for astronomers with a telescope. We are asked to not block the north pull-through parking.
August 19 - 26, 2017
Merritt Star Quest
Loon Lake Road
Merritt, BC, Canada
8 day event in a pristine area near Merritt BC. Fantastic clear skies. Faint shadows cast by milkyway visible on white objects. Clouds are black holes in the sky. The milky way has faint extentions making it 50 degrees thick. Limiting magntiude 7.1 to 7.5.
August 20 - 21, 2010
SFAA Yosemite Star Party at Glacier Point
Yosemite National Park
El Portal, California, USA
August 25 - 27, 2017
Northwoods Starfest
Beaver Creek Reserve - Hobbs Observatory
Fall Creek, Wisconsin, USA
The Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society will hold the 30th annual Northwoods Starfest on August 25th-27th, 2017 at Hobbs Observatory near Fall Creek, Wisconsin. Details and registration information will be available on the CVAS website in late May or early June.
August 25 - 28, 2011
Julian Star Fest 2011
Menghini Winery, Julian, CA 92036
USA
Flushed with the feeling of success, the StarFest Committee is going full-steam toward this year's event, scheduled for the dark of moon on the August 25th - 28th, 2011. That's right, one extra night this year. We've also added on-line booking through PayPal, one extra night of viewing, kid activities, plus much, much more. Camping at StarFest will be available for three nights: Thursday the 25th, Friday the 26th and Saturday the 27th. Packing up and departing will take place on Sunday the 28th with everyone off the property by 5:00 p.m. There will be limited vendor activity on Sunday. Arrival and setup on Thursday can start at 3:00 p.m. Register through our website -- http://www.julianstarfest.com
August 25 - 28, 2011
Mount Bachelor Star Party @ Sunriver
Sunriver, OR
Bend, OR, USA
This is the third annual star party at our observatory site at Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory. As in past years there will be no on-site camping but there are plenty of close sites to our facility. We limit this star party to 45 attendees and all have use of the instruments in the observatory. There will be speakers, swap meet, fellowship and FOOD! Come on and join us at the premier observatory site in Central Oregon
August 25 - 27, 2017
StarNights
Ieper Observatory
Ypres, W-Vl, Belgium
This year marks the 16th edition of one of the bigger starparties in the Benelux area. Skies are pretty dark for Belgium, there are solar telescopes and the observatories' 68cm telescope. On Friday evening and Saturday there are speakers, at night we observe!
August 29 - September 2, 2013
Iowa Star Party
Whiterock Conservancy
Coon Rapids, IA, USA
Amateur astronomers from all over the Midwest will gather at Whiterock Conservancy, southeast of Coon Rapids for the annual Iowa Star Party. Astronomers from the region will be setting up their telescopes in the Star Field at Whiterock Conservancy. The Ames Area Amateur Astronomers are organizing a public viewing night on Friday,starting at 7:30 p.m. until the wee hours of the night at Whiterock Conservancy’s Star Field. Members of the public are invited to experience the spectacular night skies with powerful telescopes and knowledgeable amateur astronomers.
August 31 - September 3, 2012
Drumming & Astronomy Weekend
Gordon's Park Dark Sky Preserve
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Join us in the dark sky preserve for a weekend of drumming and astronomy and camping including a welcome reception and pot luck supper.
August 31 - September 3, 2018
Minnesota Astronomical Society - Northern Nights Star Fest (NNSF)
Long Lake Conservation Center
Palisade & McGregor, Minnesota,
Due to the Eclipse August 21, 2017 the NNSF will not be held in 2017. We will return in 2018.

This event is held under the dark skies in rural Aitkin County, about 125 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Opportunities to view objects through the MAS’s largest aperture telescopes, the 25” and 30” Obsession telescopes. Excellent staging sites for setting up/using your scope. On-field electricity is available. Afternoon and evening presentations by MAS club members, astronomical experts and scholars. Comfortable modern “bunkhouse” lodging. Each room has 4 single bunks with its own bathroom and shower. Single occupancy available. Morning Coffee, Brunch, Dinner and Midnight snacks provided by LLCC. Daytime activities include presentations, swap meet, canoeing and exploring Aitkin County.
SEPTEMBER
September 1 - 4, 2011
Huronia Star Party
Highlands Nordic Centre
Duntroon, Ontario, Canada
SITE CO-ORDINATES - LAT. 44 deg. 23 min. 8 sec. North, LONG. 80 deg. 13 min. 47 sec. West ELEVATION - 470 metres
September 1 - October 3, 2012
La Palma 2012 astrophotography competition
La Palma
Santa Cruz de La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain
CHANGE OF DEADLINE! The deadline for the competition has been extended by one month, to OCTOBER the 3rd. The local government (Cabildo) of La Palma (Canary Islands) is organizing a new international astrophotography competition open to any amateur astronomer wordlwide. The deadline for sending the envelopes with the artworks is 3 October 2012. Up to three photographs with an astronomy related theme can be presented. Prizes are attractive: 2000 euros for the best photo, and 1000 euros for the second one. More information about the rules of the competition can be found in the web page of the Cabildo at http://www.cabildodelapalma.es/servlet/SProcessCMS?idPag=2201&idLanguage=1&idTypeLink=1
September 1 - 5, 2011
EPOCH 2011
Astro Acres
Beaver City, Indiana, USA
Conveniently located halfway between Indianapolis and Chicago, Astro Acres is one of the darkest sites left in Indiana or Illinois. This site is privately owned and has been developed specifically for supporting star parties and year round hosting of observatories.
September 1 - 5, 2011
Huronia Star Party
Highlands Nordic Centre
Collingwood, ON, Canada
Annual star party put on by the South Simcoe Amateur Astronomers
September 1, 2016
Astronomy Night
Gordon's Park
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Gordon's Park offers a program that includes an orientation into astronomy, a review of planets, northern lights and solar systems, as well as instructions on the use of a planisphere (star map) to find objects in the night sky. Participants will learn how to star hop, view with the naked eye, & have the opportunity to try Bausch & Lomb wide-angle binoculars & observe through the Parks 8" Dobsonian Telescope. 705-859-2470, www.gordonspark.com
September 2 - 4, 2016
Arunah Hill Days
Arunah Hill Natural Science Center
Cummington, Massachusetts, USA
Dark Sky observing at 2004 ft. The event is free. Tent talks, Camping, solar oberserving, day hiking on our many trails and model rocket building and launching for kids of all ages. No pets.
September 2 - 4, 2016
LVAS 24th Annual Cathedral Gorge Star Party and Campout
Cathedral Gorge State Park
Panaca, NV, USA
Two nights under the dark skies of East Central Nevada. LVAS has reserved two group campsites for tent campers - RV sites available on first come/first served basis (22 sites). Join us for a Pot Luck lunch and door prizes on Saturday. Astronomers entertain visitors until approximately 11pm - remainder of night is personal observing under mag 6 skies. See www.lvastronomy.org Upcoming Event Info for more information.
September 2 - 5, 2016
South Jersey Astronomy Club Public Skywatch
Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain, New Jersey, United States
South Jersey Astronomy Club Free Public Skywatch September 3 (rain-dates September 4&5) 7:30 PM. Check web-site or call ranger station on afternoon of event to find if it is a GO.
September 2 - 5, 2016
Aurora Borealis Weekend
Gordon's Park Dark Sky Preserve
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Aurora Watch, Camping and Observing in the RASC designated Dark Sky Preserve with workshops, slide shows, wine & cheese welcome, pot luck supper, presentations, photographing the Aurora and more. To register: 705-859-2470 To inquire: rita@gordonspark.com
September 4 - 8,
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September 6 - 8, 2013
Herstmonceux Annual Astronomy Festival 2012
Observatory Science Centre Herstmonceux
Hailsham, East Sussex, UK
Camp under the backdrop of the observatory domes: Throughout the weekend there will be a comprehensive programme of events: Lectures Talks about the telescopes Science Shows Visits to the Radio Shack Trade stalls Spectacular Science exhibits Family activity fun day on the Sunday Viewing through the historic telescopes (weather permitting) and the smaller telescopes of amateur astronomy societies including a dedicated observing site in the camping field which will be available after The Centre closes at 11pm Raffles on both main event days with fabulous prizes* donated by the sponsors and trade stalls Beer tent Food and refreshments
September 9 - 10, 2016
Astronomy at the Beach (Kensington Star Party)
Kensington Metropark
Brighton, Michigan, USA
The 20th Annual Kensington Astronomy at the Beach, hosted by Kensington Metropark and the Great Lakes Association of Astronomy Clubs (GLAAC), will be held September 9th and 10th, 2016. It runs from 6:00 pm to midnight, rain or shine, both nights. Outdoor astronomy activities demand clear skies, but there’s plenty to do in our pavilion as well.
September 9, 2017
ScopeOut Astronomy Fair 2017
Cincinnati Observatory Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Astronomy and education fair for amateur & professional astronomers, kids of all ages, families, and teachers; anyone interested in the Universe. The Cincinnati Observatory is a fully restored 19th century observatory with two functional telescopes. The 16” Alvan Clark saw first light in 1904, our 11” Merz and Mahler was the world’s 2nd largest telescope when installed in 1842. Over 20,000 students and their families peer into the heaven’s each year through the scopes. Join us for presentations, tour the “Birthplace of American Astronomy”, keynote dinner speaker, stargazing and more. ScopeOut 2017 keynote speaker: New Horizons Project Investigator Alan Stern.
September 10 - 12, 2016
Astrofest
Green River Conservation Area
Kankakee, Illinois, USA
Theme: Interface between astronomy and particle physics. Daytime presentations from Phd. astronomers and particle physicists. Night time star party with numerous telescopes available. including CAS observatory. Swap mart, astrophotography contest, telescope contest
September 10 - 11, 2010
Joshua Tree End of Summer Star Party
Joshua Tree Lake Campground RV Park
Joshua Tree, California, USA
The best time of the year to be under desert skies is September and everyone is welcome to come and join in with a weekend of astronomy events in Joshua Tree. The event will be the weekend before the PATS show in Pasadena and is located about two hours away. The near new Moon will give us great views of the late summer sky in a great place to star gaze. Please visit our web site for news and updates.
September 11 - 14, 2015
Dark Side of the Moon Star Party
Gordon's Park Dark Sky Preserver
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Pink Floyd fans come and observe from the RASC designated Dark Sky Preserve. Workshops, guest speakers, laser guided sky tours, wine & cheese welcome, pot luck supper and more.
September 12 - 17, 2017
ORAS AstroBlast
Lockwood Observatory, Two Mile Run County Park
Oil City, PA, United States
AstroBlast is an annual star party hosted by the Oil Region Astronomical Society near Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. The event is held under the dark skies of the Oil Region Observatory in the Lockwood area of Two Mile Run County Park. The event will include dark sky observing, speakers, an astronomers' yard sale, kids' camp, and great food.
September 14 - 16, 2017
Blackwater Falls Astronomy Weekend
Blackwater Falls State Park
Davis, West Virginia, USA
Visit and take advantage of the dark skies shortly after a new moon. The dark skies of Blackwater Falls amaze visitors with the striking beauty of the night sky often displaying the milky way from horizon to horizon. The weekend is free and opens to everybody from novice to the advanced amateur. The weekend includes: daytime workshops, nighttime star parties, guest speakers and more. Bring the family or come alone to enjoy a treasured resource—dark skies! Sponsored by the Kanawha Valley Astronomical Society and Blackwater Falls State Park.

Blackwater Falls State Park offers overnight lodging accommodations in Blackwater Falls 54 room lodge, 39 cabins or 65 unit campground. Reservations can be made by calling: 304-259-5216. Contact: 304-259-5216
September 14 - 17, 2017
Internationales Heide-Teleskoptreffen Reinsehlen
Töpferhof Hohenwoos
Mecklenburg, Germany
Der neue Platz Das neue Gelände befindet sich auf dem Gelände des Töpferhofes Hohenwoos in Mecklenburg Vorpommern/Nähe Niedersachsen. Dieser Platz liegt südlich des stillgelegten Truppenübungsplatzes Lübtheen und Truppenübungsplätze gehören generell zu den dunkelsten Plätzen (allerdings kommt man da schlecht drauf).
September 15 - 17, 2017
Alberta Star Party
Starland Recreation Area Campground
Drumheller, Alberta, Canada
The Alberta Star Party is open to everyone - not just RASC members. We invite you and your family to attend the 23rd Annual Alberta Star Party. The star party is hosted by the Calgary Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and we feel that you will be impressed by the dark and transparent skies.
September 15 - 17, 2017
Connecticut River Valley Astronomers Conjunction
Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center
Northfield, Massachusetts, USA
Join fellow stargazers from the across the Northeast for a weekend among the stars during the 35th annual Connecticut River Valley Astronomers' Conjunction. Events include an exciting variety of guest speakers, solar and dark-sky nighttime observing, swap table, outdoor barbecue dinner, and camping at Barton Cove on the Connecticut River, home of nesting bald eagles. Check out our web site for the latest information as well as pictures of previous Conjunctions.
September 15 - 17, 2017
Connecticut River Valley Astronomers Conjunction
Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center
Northfield, Massachusetts, USA
Join fellow stargazers from across the Northeast for a weekend among the stars at the Connecticut River Valley Astronomers' Conjunction. Events include an exciting variety of guest speakers, solar and dark-sky nighttime observing, a swap table, an outdoor barbecue dinner, and camping at Barton Cove on the Connecticut River, home of nesting bald eagles. Check out our web site for the latest information as well as pictures of previous Conjunctions.
September 15 - 17, 2017
Idaho Star Party (tm)
Bruneau Dunes State Park Eagle Cove Campground
Mountain Home Idaho, Idaho, USA
Idaho Star Party at Bruneau Dunes State Park and Observatory. Guest Speaker, Tom Davis noted Astrophotographer, to speak Fri. & Sat. Star-B-Que dinner on Sat. night. Kid programs. Solar System Hike and explore the Natural Sand Dunes. Vendor sales and door prize drawing. Seperate drawing for the kids. Observatory has 25" Obsession Scope + most attendees have their own scopes. South of Mt. Home Idaho, Bruneau Dunes State Park is about 60 miles southeast of Boise airport with nice dark skies. http://www.boiseastro.org/ for more details. Campsite reservation is SEPERATE from ISP registration. Reserve your site in the Eagle Cove campground at http://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/ Sites include water, electric, nice bath house with flush toilets and showers.
September 15 - 17, 2017
RATT - Ravensburger Teleskoptreffen
Teufelsberg 2
Ravensburg / Horgenzell, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Interesting lectures, many scopes and nice people. Check out for updates at www.myratt.de
September 15 - 17, 2017
RATT 2017 Star Party of Ravensburg
Horgenzell / Ravensburg Germany
Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Telescopes, presentation and fun
September 16 - 24, 2017
Okie-Tex Star Party
Camp Billy Joe
Kenton, Oklahoma, USA
The 34th Annual Okie-Tex Star Party will be held at Camp Billy Joe. Join us for 8 nights of dark sky observing and imaging. You can register at www.okie-tex.com beginning about 3/1/2017.
September 16, 2017
Stars over Katahdin
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument
Patten, Maine, USA
Telescopes looking at stars over Kayahdin in North Maine Woods
September 18 - 20, 2009
EQUINOX 2009
AstroAcres
Beaver City, Indiana, USA
Following in the tradition of excellence started by the EPOCH 2007 and EPOCH 2008 Star Parties at AstroAcres, EQUINOX 2009 is a star party at the best time of the year for observing in the Midwest at the best location for this type of event in the Midwest. More information can be found at www.astroacres.com and at www.starparty.info
September 18 - 21, 2014
Prairie Skies Star Party
Camp Shaw
Bourbonnais, IL, USA
Prairie Skies Star Party has been cancelled indefinitely. Please visit our website for possible updates. Thanks to all of our loyal attendees! It was a blast while it lasted!
September 21 - 24, 2017
Hidden Hollow Star Party
Warren Rupp Observatory
Mansfield, OH, USA
For long time star party fans, you know the legend of Hidden Hollow as one of the friendliest and most comfortable star parties around. We're nestled deep in the woods of Hidden Hollow resident camp in northeast Ohio near the town of Mansfield. Each year we provide some of the finest guest speakers available and they join in the fun! You'll see our speakers and all of our great and unusual activities for this year listed on the navigation platform to the left. Tired of the same old type of Star Party? You won't be bored this year, I promise. You're going to really enjoy the things we have to offer!
September 21 - 22,

California, USA
September 22 - 24, 2017
Black Forest Star Party
Cherry Springs State Park
Potter County, Pennsylvania, USA
September 22 - 24, 2017
Astronomical Science & Technology EXPO 2017
Saint Barthélemy Valley
Nus, Aosta, Italy
26th ed. of the Star Party in Saint-Barthélemy, Aosta Valley, Italy. Organized by the Fondazione C. Fillietroz-ONLUS, the event will schedule observations of the Sun and the night sky, guided tours at the Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley, shows at the Planetarium of Lignan, public lectures. In addition, the Star Party will host the 4th edition of the Astronomical Science & Technology EXPO, a National-level exhibition where manufacturers, suppliers and vendors will show their latest products in a special workshop, while professionals and researchers will give seminars about state-of-the-art science and technology topics, from astronomy to astrophotography. This edition is supported by ASI (Italian Space Agency).
September 23, 2017
The Autumn Equinox Sky Camp
Kelling Heath
Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
The Equinox Sky Camp is the largest star party in the UK, with hundreds of amateur astronomers meeting up at Kelling Heath, Norfolk, for a weekend of observing and events. The main day of the event has traditionally been the Saturday, with trade stands, secondhand 'astroboot' stalls and talks, but since 2005 the events have extended into the Sunday with talks and a workshop of particular interest to active observers. These will take place after midday to allow for those who are observing until the small hours!
September 23 - 25, 2011
Summer's End Star Party
Joshua Tree Lake RV and Campground
Joshua Tree, California, USA
Our second star party celebrating the end of Summer and the welcoming of Autumn as we gaze into the night sky over Joshua Tree. More will be announced, but save the date as there will be some special features happening this year. Check our web site for more info at www.scdva.org
September 25,


56 miles SW of Tucson, Arizona, United States
Learn what the Sun is, how it works, and how to safely observe it in action. Tours of the world’s largest solar telescope and direct observation of the Sun itself will highlight the program. Hands-on activities will also be featured.
September 25 - October 2, 2016
East Coast Video Astronomy Rendezvous
Cool Breeze Campground
Galax, Virgina , USA
A group of Amateur Astronomers from around all around North America who enjoy Video Astronomy and all it has to offer. A ton of useful information about video astronomy is passed around at this star party.
September 26 - 28, 2014
Jersey StarQuest
Hope Conference Center
Hope, NJ, USA
Jersey StarQuest is the premier NJ star party. The Amateur Astronomer's Association of Princeton hosts the event at the Hope Conference Center under the dark skies of Warren County, NJ.
September 26 - 28, 2014
Tennessee Fall Star Gaze
Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tn.
Pikeville, Tn. , US
Very dark sky at 1850 ft. above SL. No fees, no registration, just come and observe. Lodging at the Inn with resturant or you can cam. No camping on field however you may observe all night and nap in your vehical next to your scope. Red light rules.
September 28 - October 20, 2016
Astrophotography competition La Palma
La Palma
Canary Islands , Spain
The government of La Palma (Canary Islands) organizes the astrophotography competition. Compared to previous years, the competition is now divided into two sections, one dedicated to classical astrophotography, and another one to night-sky landscapes from the island of La Palma. Prizes are attractive. More information can be found at the indicated webpage, or by sending an email to divulgacion at iac.es
September 29 - October 2, 2016
Great Lakes Star Gaze
River Valley RV Park
Gladwin, Michigan, USA
Hosted by Sunset Astronomical Society, www.sunsetastronomicalsociety.com/
September 29 - October 1, 2016
Illinois Dark Skies Star Party
Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish &Wildlife Park
Springfield, Il., USA
This is our 15th year hosting the Illinois Dark Skies Star Party. The site is the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area, 30 miles northwest of Springfield, Illinois in eastern Cass County. The park is easily accessible from Illinois Routes 78, 97 and 125. Plans for star party events include guest speakers and an astrophotography contest. Bring your extra equipment and parts for swapping. Daytime activities at the park include hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding and hunting or visit the nearby Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and other historical Lincoln sites.
September 29 - October 1, 2016
Tennessee Fall StarGaze
Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tenn
Cookville, Tn, Tennessee,
Event starts at 2:00 on Friday. Viewing Friday and Saturday. Very prominent Milkyway, very dark sky,you may camp or stay at the Inn. Venders welcomed-bad weather programs at the Inn. e-mail watkinslk@comcast.net or check out CAS at http://www.cumberlandastronomicalsociety.org/
September 29 - October 1, 2016
Illinois Dark Skies Star Party
Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area
Springfield, Illinois, United States
The 11th Annual Illinois Dark Skies Star Party will be held at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area, 25 miles Northwest of Springfield, Illinois. We have several large observing fields in the group campgrounds for tent, camper or RV. It's a well maintained area with restrooms and showers. Registration opens in April.
September 30, 2017
Astronomy Day
World Wide,
Check the web site for the latest information. Contact the Astronomy Day Headquarters or the astronomy club or planetarium nearest you for specific information. Be sure to put "Astronomy Day" in subject line.
September 30 - October 2, 2016
Hidden Hollow Star Party
Hidden Hollow
Mansfield, Ohio, United States
Join us for a weekend of stellar guest speakers, workshops, contests, planetarium programs and dark skies! Camping, bunkhouses, restrooms, showers, food vendors and fantastic prizes... No matter what the weather, there's always something to do! The views through the 36" Observatory scope are out of this world! This year we should have the traveling NASA tour exhibit and guest speakers from both NASA and MUFON! Be sure to check out our huge new EDU building and enjoy the big screen TV!
September 30 - October 2, 2016
Capture the Night Sky Astrophotography Weekend
Gordon's Park
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Join us for an incredible weekend photographing the beautiful night skies of Manitoulin, on site in the RASC designated Dark Sky Preserve at Gordon’s Park. The Dark Sky Preserve offers exceptional dark skies (darkest in Ontario), no light pollution, 360 degree observing, horizon to horizon, perfect to capture those amazing images. To register: 705-859-2470 To inquire: rita@gordonspark.com www.gordonspark.com
OCTOBER
October 1, 2016
NOVAC Star Gaze
C.M. Crockett Park
Fauquier County, Virginia, USA
The largest public star gaze in the Washington DC area. Learn about astronomy while enjoying the night sky with hundreds of telescopes, binoculars and homemade projects. Many experienced astronomers will be on hand to answer questions and share their knowledge. You do not need to be a member of the club or own any astronomical equipment to attend. All you need is an interest in the wonders of the cosmos. Easy access, lots of equipment and a dark sky make for a good night under the stars. Please join us!
October 1, 2011
Starry Nights Festival
Yucca Valley Community Center
Yucca Valley, California, USA
Great event! See Everyone next year! Thanks, www.scdva.org
October 1, 2016
Hay on Wye Dark Skies festival
Hay on Wye
Hereford, Powys, United Kingdom
Celbrating the ceautiful clear and dar skies of the Brecon Beacons International Dark Sky Reserve. Observe the Sun, telescope workshops, launch a rocket, great lectures and starry nights observing over a weekend of family fun.
October 2, 2010
Star Jam I
Joshua Tree Lake Campground RV Park
Joshua Tree, California, USA
STAR JAM I. UPDATE- "John Dobson is attending" Our first astronomy event that will include music and entertainment with live astronomy projection imaging. Joining us will be "Hurricane David McChesney" presenting his famous "Canyonlands" photographic show of National Park images. David is the National Harmonica Champion and will perform his musical set for everyone's enjoyment. Clive Wright will play his magical guitar renditions of "Stellar Interpretive Compositions" for star gazing enjoyment. Both of these renowned artists will be providing an event to remember with contributions to assist the Morongo Art Colony House restoration project. scdva will provide live imaging and NSN broadcast of the event. FUN FOR ALL!
October 4 - 10, 2010
Mid-Atlantic Star Party
Robbins, North Carolina, USA
MASP is located in the "Dark Park" South of Robbins, NC. This is about halfway between Raleigh and Charlotte and halfway between Winston-Salem and Fayetteville. The skies at the site are about as dark as they can get in the Eastern US. The location affords views of many deep-sky objects including the Milky Way, some of the southern sky objects. good planetary views as well as great observing of galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters.
October 4 - 6, 2013
Spring 2013 Southern Star Party
Night Sky Caravan Park
Bonnievale, Western Cape, South Africa
The Spring 2013 SSP will be held on the week-end of October 04–06 at Night Sky Caravan Park, Bonnievale, South Africa.
October 6 - 11, 2010
Kielder Forest Star Camp
Kielder Forest
Northumberland, United Kingdom
Five nights under the darkest sky in England and chance to observe at the Kielder Observatory with 20" and 14" scopes.
October 7 - 10, 2010
No-Frills Star Party XV
Tuckahoe State Park
Queen Anne, Maryland, USA
Mid-Alantic Star Party Hosted by the Delmarva Stargazers Astronomy Club. This is year 15 for this event.
October 7 - 10, 2016
Northern Lights Party
Gordon's Park
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Come join us to observe the night sky and watch for the Northern Lights from our RASC designated Dark Sky Preserve, boasting some of the darkest skies in Ontario, 360 degree horizon-to-horizon viewing and an SQM reading of 21.45, along with some great events. To register: 705-859-2470 To inquire: rita@gordonspark.com
October 7 - 9, 2016
Public Astronomy and Laser Sky Tour
Gordon's Park
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
During our Northern Lights Party, these astronomy sessions are open to the public and include an orientation into astronomy, information about planets, stars and the northern lights, held in the dark sky preserve at Gordon’s Park. The evenings include looking through telescopes & observing with binoculars and an incredible laser guided sky tour. To register: 705-859-2470 For more information: www.gordonspark.com To inquire: rita@gordonspark.com
October 8 - 9, 2010
White Sands Star Party
White Sands area
Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA
A beautiful dark sky, glistening White Sand dunes and visits to two outstanding national observatories await you at the Ninth Annual White Sands Star Party.
October 8 - 10, 2010
Stella Della Valley StarParty 2010
Camp Onas
Ottsville, Pennsylvania, USA
Join us in beautiful Bucks County Pennsylvania for a wonderful fall weekend of Stargazing, Guest Speakers, Swap Meet, Pizza Buffet and fellowship with amateur astronomers from all over the tri-state area. Check out our website for details.
October 8 - 10, 2010
Fall Mason Dixon Star Party
Foot Light Ranch
Wellsville, PA, USA
THIS YEAR WE WILL BE SPONSORING TWO STAR PARTIES. The Summer MDSP will be held Fri, July 9 thru Sun, July 11. This will be the TRADITIONAL MDSP, with guest speakers, vendors, and our popular raffle and of course the pool. For both events, you will have the option of arriving Wednesday at noon for additional nights of observing.Please feel free to go to the photo gallery at the website to see some of the fun had last year. The Fall MDSP will be held Friday, Oct 8 thru Sun, Oct 10. This will be a NO-FRILLS star party. There will be no guest speakers and no raffle. Just a few days of camaraderie with our friends and observing at night. A food vendor will be at both star parties for our dining pleasure. Hope to see you at the star party.
October 8 - 10, 2010
Whirlpool Star Party
Dooly's Hotel / Birr Castle Demesne
Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland
Now in its 24th year, WSP is Ireland's premier star party. Come hear speakers from Ireland and overseas talk on topical astronomical or space subjects, and enjoy the informallity of WSP. Weather permitting, observations are held next to the 72" Leviathian of Parsonstown, surpased by the 100" Hooker telescope in the early 20th Centuary as the then largest in the world.
October 9 - 23,
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October 9, 2011
SAS Astronomy Day
Whipple Observatory
TUCSON, ARIZONA, United States of America
Solar and Star Party
October 9, 2010
SAS Astronomy Day
Whipple Observatory Visitor's Center, Amado, Arizona
AMADO, ARIZONA, United States of America
Whipple Observatory FREE Star Party: Saturday, October 9, 2010 Observing will begin after 6:45 pm with telescopes provided courtesy of the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association and Sonora Astronomical Society. The schedule for Saturday, October 9, is: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Sonora Hot Dog Truck - Hot dogs, drinks, chips, sandwiches 3:00 pm: Visitor Center opens 3:30pm: Virtual Observatory four shows on the half-hour 3 - 6 pm: Safe viewing of the Sun (next to the Visitors Center) International Dark-sky Association display - help promote dark skies National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) astronomy fun activities tables 6:00 pm: Informal lecture presented by Observatory staff 6:45 pm: Observing begins (next to Visitors Center)
October 13 - 22, 2017
Jasper Dark Sky Festival
Jasper National Park, Alberta
Jasper, AB; Edmonton AB, Alberta, Canada
Jasper's Dark Sky invites astronomers at every level to gaze upon the wonder of one of the world's largest dark sky preserves. As daylight hours begin to recede, October is the ideal time to celebrate the skies with the annual Jasper Dark Sky Festival presented by Rocky Mountaineer, an ever-growing festival aimed at connecting all ages to our universe and beyond. #MyJasperDarkSky
October 13 - 18, 2105
AstroBlast 2015
ORAS future observatory site, 4249 Camp Coffman Rd.
Cranberry, PA - Pennsylvania, United States
AstroBlast is an annual star party hosted by the Oil Region Astronomical Society. This year marks our 22nd anniversary for the event, which is the first to be held at our new dark-sky location near the hamlet of Kossuth, in southeast Venango County, PA. The event will include dark sky observing, an astronomers' yard sale, informal round-table discussions, and door prizes. Dates are October 13-18th, with the main events on Friday and Saturday.
October 14 - 22, 2017
Pennyrile Stargaze
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
Hopkinsville, Kentucky, USA
The Pennyrile Stargaze is a continuation of another very popular star party that was held on the same viewing field until 2014. 2015 was our first year using our new name, but most of the people and the same pristine Western Kentucky skies remain the same. Please visit our Facebook page Pennyrile Stargaze for the latest information. Hope to see you there. Clear Skies
October 15 - 22, 2017
Peach State Star Gaze
Deerlick Astronomy Village
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
The Atlanta Astronomy Club's 24th Annual Peach State Star Gaze (PSSG)will be held at Deerlick Astronomy Village in Sharon Georgia, located east of Atlanta and 50+ miles west of Augusta, GA. It has some of the darkest skies in Georgia and away from city lights. DAV has an 11-acre field that has room for RVs, campers and tents. Limited power available. Restrooms and showers available along with port-a-johns along the field. We will have speakers, vendors, swap tables and workshops. Registration is necessary to attend and is now open. Please visit us at AtlantaAstronomy.org/pssg/. You can also email us at pssg@atlantaastronomy.org. Please also visit the Deerlick Astronomy Village�s site at Deerlickgroup.com.
October 15 - 22, 2017
OzSky Southern Spring Star Safari
OzSky Southern Spring dark sky observing site
Crookwell, NSW, Australia
The OzSky "Southern Spring" Star Safari is held annually, under the dark southern skies of Australia. This event is primarily aimed at past attendees of The "Classic" OzSky Star Safaris (formerly known as the Deepest South Texas Star Safaris) and is intended to be a relaxed, no-frills, dedicated observing week under the amazing October Southern Skies with a number of large telescopes (up to 30") provided by 3RF for your use, thus avoiding the need for you to transport your own large telescopes across the Pacific Ocean to see the amazing Southern Skies. The 2017 OzSky "Southern Spring" Star Safari will be held from October 15 - 22, 2017. See http://www.OzSky.org/spring.asp for more information.
October 16 - 22, 2017
Chiefland Astrofest
Chiefland Astronomy Village
Chiefland, Florida, USA
Seven days under very dark skies with cool days and nights. Plenty of electricity for motor coaches and campers. Great line-up of spekaers, an excellent food vendor and activities. For additional information: www.chieflandastro.com
October 16 - 21, 2017
Eldorado Star Party
X-Bar Ranch
Sonora, Texas, USA
Annual gathering of 120+ amateur astronomers for observing under darks skies. Convenient light-protected parking, camping, RVs, some cabins.
October 16 - 17, 2009
Death Valley/Las Vegas Astronomical Society Star Party
Death valley National Park and Furnace Creek Resort
Death Valley, California, USA
Furnace Creek Resort, Death Valley National Park, and the Las Vegas Astronomical Society will collaborate to present a week of star parties, presentations, solar viewing, and night sky tours. Please feel free to bring your telescope or binoculars. Enjoy crystal clear desert skies at night. During the day, enjoy horseback riding, golfing, hiking, touring, tennis, spa treatments, spring-fed pools, and gourmet meals at the Furnace Creek Inn and Ranch Resort.
October 16 - 20, 2009
Snake Valley Astro Camp
Snake Valley
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
A great event. Fantastic dark skys. Great food, great mates......
October 17 - 21, 2017
Enchanted Skies Star Party
Socorro, New Mexico, USA
The Enchanted Skies Star Party, held in Socorro, New Mexico, offers a unique Southwestern Astronomy experience. With many exciting features, the Enchanted Skies Star Party includes a unique opportunity for a night of observing at an elevation of 10,600 feet. We continue our decade-long tradition of presenting outstanding lectures by leading professional and amateur astronomers, and we'll gather on Saturday night for an evening of great food, Southwestern entertainment and excellent, dark-sky observing. Socorro's dry, high-desert climate, dark skies, and friendly small-town environment provide an excellent dark sky observing experience.
October 17 - 18,
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October 17 - 31, 2014
The Great World Wide Star Count
Your backyard or observing site
This program is an international citizen-science event that encourages everyone, astronomers and non-astronomers alike, to measure their local light pollution and report their observations online. The Great World Wide Star Count, one of the cornerstone projects for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy, is designed to raise awareness about light pollution as well as encourage learning in astronomy. No prior experience is necessary--all information needed to participate is on the Star Count Web site, along with a downloadable activity guide available in 14 languages. All observations will be available online via Google Earth and as downloadable datasets.
October 18 - 25,
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October 18 - 23, 2017
Spring Southern Star Party
Night Sky Caravan Farm
Bonnievale, Western Province, South Africa
The SSP is a gathering of stargazing enthusiasts in the Western Cape, South Africa, for a weekend of observing, sharing and socializing.

Due to popular demand, the star party has been extended by several days to allow for more personal observing time. The formal programme runs from the 20th to the morning of the 22nd of October, but everyone is encouraged to spend some more time under the stars - from Wednesday October 18 to Monday, October 23. Don't forget to make your early-bird booking!
October 19 - 22, 2017
Nightfall
Palm Canyon Resort
Borrego Springs, California, USA
The best star party in the desert of So. California! Come join us for fun in the sun and stars at night in Borrego Springs, a recognized Dark Sky City.
October 19 - 22, 2017
South Jersey Astronomy Club Fall Star Party
Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain, New Jersey, United States
The Star Party will be held at one of the darkest sites in the region -- the athletic field at Belleplain State forest.
October 19 - 22, 2011
Public Skywatch at Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain, New Jersey, USA
Rain-dates are September 3 & 4, 2011. The South Jersey Astronomy Club hosts public skywatches at Belleplain State Forest throughout the year. Skywatch details are posted on our home index page. Skywatches usually begins about 7:30PM, and admission is free! Once inside Belleplain State Forest, just follow the signs to the public parking lot (free) and then walk the short distance on to the observing field.
October 20 - 23, 2017
VicSouth Desert Spring Star Party
VicSouth Desert Spring Star Party
Nhil, Australia
The VicSouth Desert Spring Star Party is an annual weekend of astronomy held in addition to the ASSA Astro Camps in western Victoria (Australia) during the mild weather of spring - when the skies in the region are generally clear at night. VicSouth is jointly hosted by the Astronomical Society of Victoria and the Astronomical Society of South Australia, and offers a great weekend of social and astronomical activity as well as some nice observing targets.
October 21, 2011
Public Skywatch at Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain, New Jersey, USA
Rain-date is October 22, 2011. The South Jersey Astronomy Club hosts public skywatches at Belleplain State Forest throughout the year. Skywatch details are posted on our home index page. Skywatches usually begins about 7:30PM, and admission is free! Once inside Belleplain State Forest, just follow the signs to the public parking lot (free) and then walk the short distance on to the observing field.
October 22, 2011
Astronomy Day
University of Texas Arlington Planetarium
Arlington, TX, USA
The Texas Astronomical Society and the UTA Planetarium will hold their annual Astronomy Day from 2pm-10pm. The event is free and open to the public. See the TAS Calendar link at the top of our web site here: www.texasastro.org
October 22, 2010
PVAA General Meeting
Beckman Hall, Harvey Mudd College
Claremont , California, USA
Lecture by Dr Robert Piccioni: Impact of Einstein on our modern life. Hint, GPS, Digital Cameras. 7:30 pm
October 23 - 26, 2014
Spring 2014 Southern Star Party
Night Sky Caravan Park
Bonnievale, Western Cape, South Africa
The Spring 2014 SSP will be held on the week-end of October 23–26 at Night Sky Caravan Park, Bonnievale, South Africa.
October 24 - November 2, 2016
Spring Southern Star Party 2016
Night Sky Caravan Farm
Bonnievale, Western Province, South Africa
Held at the Night Sky Caravan Farm, Bonnievale South Africa. This will be an exciting ten day event with an exciting line-up of speakers, astrophotographers, basic instruction for beginners, an exciting marathon observing challenge and the famous Astro Pub Quiz.
October 25 - 30, 2016
Deep South Star Gaze
Feliciana Retreat Center
Norwood, Louisiana, USA
34th Annual DSSG, oldest continuous star party in the southeastern United States. It's our 8th year at our new and darker site. Routinely attracts 130+ attendees. RVs and campers welcome and we have electrical hookups. Motel type rooms available just 200 yards from the observing field. Range of accommodations including motel type rooms, bunk house with heat and a/c and tent camping permitted too. Large door prize drawing and guest speakers. 6.4 to 6.5 magnitude skies on good nights.
October 26 - 29, 2016
Enchanted Skies Star Party (ESSP)
Cibola National Forest
Magdalena, New Mexico, United States
23rd annual star party. Private tours of NRAO/Very Large Array and Magdalena Ridge Observatory. $50 per adult for all four days or $15 per adult for Saturday only. Children under 17 FREE with paying adult. See website for updated information!
October 28 - 29, 2011
All Arizona Star Party
Hovatter Airstrip
Buckeye, Arizona, USA
The annual star party sponsored by East Valley Astronomy Club for all amateur astronomers who are interested in observing at a dark sky site! Free. Any amateur astronomer is welcome to attend. Email events@evaconline.org for more information.
October 28 - 30, 2013
Exploding of the Sun
All over the world
Everywhere, Everywhere, Everywhere
October 28, 2017
International Observe The Moon Night
Frosty Drew Observatory & Sky Theatre
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Frosty Drew Observatory will join thousands of similar facilities around the world in spotlighting our nearest neighbor, the Moon. The 58% waxing gibbous Moon will be in perfect position for spectacular up-close viewing in our telescopes and on our grounds. In the Drew Sky Theatre, presentations about the moon and the exciting lunar missions that are taking place will be on display. Around the grounds video demonstrations of the Moon will be played showing fantastic imagery taken of the moon by Frosty Drew and other scientific institutions including the NASA Apollo program. Come out and become acquainted with our only natural satellite, the Moon!
NOVEMBER
November 1 - 7, 2010
Eldorado Star Party
X-Bar Ranc
Eldorado, Texas, USA
November 1 - 3, 2013
Tennessee Fall Star Gaze
Fall Creek Fall's Start Park
Pikeville, Tennessee, USA
Very dark sky site-observe all night-walk to Inn from field or camp-observing F/S night-speakers sat.-no regristration fee-make your own regristration at Inn-cafeteria at Inn-drive and park on field-swap shop on Sat.-rainy night programs-warming tent on field with free coffee, hot coco and snacks-great people:
November 1 - 2, 2014
Arizona Science and Astronomy Expo
Tucson Convention Centr
Tucson, AZ, United States
Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association in affiliation with other non-profit scientific organizations will have interactive exhibits that every enthusiast will want to experience. Besides hundreds of vendors from around the world, there will be renowned keynote speakers, solar viewing and... much more.
November 5, 2016
Earth and Space Exploration Day
Arizona State University Tempe Campus
Tempe, Arizona (Phoenix), Arizona, USA
Earth and Space Exploration day is a free annual fall event hosted by the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) on ASU’s Tempe campus at the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4). The SESE community offers special science-related activities from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. for students age five and up, families, educators and anyone interested in exploring Earth and space alongside real scientists. Each year, the SESE community brings to life its research through innovative hands-on activities. Visitors can explore Tempe Butte on a guided field trip, pan for gold, dig for meteorites, look through telescopes, or bring rock samples for Dr. Rock to examine.
November 7 - 21, 2012
2012 Total Solar Eclipse Cruise
Sydney, Australia
Sydney, Australia
Join BEVERLY S ROTHER for a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE Cruise on Holland America's Oosterdam 14 days, November 7-21, 2012 Sailing roundtrip from Sydney, Australia Itinerary: Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Hamilton Island, SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING, Easo, Lifou, Ille des Pins, Noumea, Sydney Fares starting *from $2,439.86pp. based on double occupancy, Includes cruise, port charges and taxes. *All staterooms a...re subject to availability. $300.00pp deposit required to secure stateroom. Final payment due August 2012. Special! Receive $25pp onboard credit with welcome bottle of wine. Call Beverly directly! 954-885-8818 Cruise Division - White Glove Cruises - Virtuoso www.cruisedivision.com
November 9, 2010
SAS Tuesday, NOVEMBER 9, 2010 Monthly Meeting at 7:00pm
La Posada Recreational Center
GREEN VALLEY, AZ, United States of America
Place: La Posada Recreational Center in Green Valley Time: 7:00pm Speaker: Dr. Greg Doppmann Title: Decoding starlight with infrared spectroscopy: Finding water in places where planets might form around new stars. Abstract: I will give an introduction to astronomical spectroscopy, a powerful tool used in research, and show what kinds of physical properties we can measure in stars that images can't give us. I will focus on infrared observations of young stars from my own research, and show how we can probe the environment of disks that surround these stars to give us better understanding of how rocky planets might form around stars other than our Sun. Contact: Larry M Wood larry@woodmanor.com 520-241-6054
November 12 - 14, 2010
Intro To Astrophotography
Kitt Peak National Observatory (56 miles southwest of Tucson)
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Three-day workshop intended for those who are ready to take the next step into the world of astrophotography and image processing. We will cover everything from the history of photography itself to modern cameras, webcams, and CCD image processing. Avoid years of false-starts and costly mistakes. Learn how to create stunning astrophotos like those seen in books and magazines. Instruction will cover imaging techniques for a wide range of budgets and equipment.
November 12 - 13, 2010
South Jersey Astronomy Club Public Skywatch
Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain, New Jersey, United States
SJAC Free Public Skywatch November 12 (rain-date November 13) begins at 7:30 PM on the athletic field under some of the darkest skies in New Jersey. See our web-site for directions or more info. Check our web-site or call the ranger station at 609-861-2404 on the afternoon of this event to find if it is a GO.
November 17 - 23,

November 18, 2017
Night Under the Stars at Alamo Lake State Park
Alamo Lake State Park - 38 miles North of Wenden
Wenden, Arizona, USA
Night under the Stars will have a Star Fair with family activities, Educators Workshop with astronomy presentations and a Star Party beginning at 7 p.m., MST. The Star Fair will feature educational booths and activities for children and teachers from NASA Educator Resource Center at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Arizona State Parks. For more information go to www.azstateparks.com and look for the Alamo Lake State Park link. Stargazers will enjoy an unbelievable view of the night sky since the nearest town lights are 38 miles away. To get to the park: From the city of Wenden, go north 38 miles on Alamo Dam Road to reach the Alamo Lake State Park.
November 25, 2011
Public Skywatch at Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain, New Jersey, USA
Rain-date is November 26, 2011. The South Jersey Astronomy Club hosts public skywatches at Belleplain State Forest throughout the year. Skywatch details are posted on our home index page. Skywatches usually begins about 7:30PM, and admission is free! Once inside Belleplain State Forest, just follow the signs to the public parking lot (free) and then walk the short distance on to the observing field.
November 26, 2011

Joshua Tree Astronomy Atrts Theater
Joshua Tree, CA, United States
Everyone is invited to join in with us as we celebrate one of the most important days of the year...... THANKSGIVING! On Saturday, November 26, we will be throwing an all day Thanksgiving Pot Luck Pic Nic ending with a night of astronomy. Spend the day enjoying the mood of the celebration that shares our realization about our place in the Cosmos.... Fun and games planned for the day, food, open mic and music. Bring your guitar etc. words of wisdom..... go to http://www.meetup.com/JoshuaTreeAstronomyArtsTheater/events/35566982/ and learn more.
DECEMBER
December 17, 2011
Winter Solstice Star Gaze and Marshmallow Roast
Joshua Tree Astronomy Atrts Theater
Joshua Tree, CA, USA
Join is for an early evening of star gazing, smore making, hot chocolate and warm clothes. Let's enjoy the ending days of 2011 and welcome the beginning of winter as we look to the heavens and the marvels of our winter sky. Jupiter will be at zenith while Orion sets to bed, the setting sun. All are welcome, as usual..... Fire barrels will keep our fingers warm and good cheer will keep our spirits high as we head into the Christmas season.
December 20, 2009
Sun-Day on the Soltice
Kitt Peak National Observatory (56 miles southwest of Tucson)
Tucson, Arizona, United States
learn what the Sun is, how it works, and how to safely observe it in action. Tours of the world’s largest solar telescope and direct observation of the Sun itself will highlight the program. Hands-on activities will also be featured.