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Places to Go, Stars to See

star party graphicKeep up with astronomy and space events from coast to coast with these listings. They include star parties, museum events, public talks, and many other events. We'll add new activities as we hear about them, so check back often for events in your area.

We also have listings of observatories, planetariums, and other public facilities that offer views through telescopes at various times of the year.

See also: McDonald Observatory On-site Programs

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EXHIBIT
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream Waters

Exhibition of night-sky photos from national parks
Hiouchi Visitor Center, Redwood National Park, Crescent City, California
October 19, 2018 through January 13, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free admission

LECTURE
Deep Space Network

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

LECTURE
Deep Space Network

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

SKYWATCHING
Night Sky Watching

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

SKYWATCHING
Night Skies Over LBJ Ranch

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


LECTURE
Planets Big and Small

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

SKYWATCHING
Turning Back the Sun: Winter Solstice

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

SKYWATCHING
Night Sky Watching

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

SKYWATCHING
Experience the Night

Tumacacori National Historical Site, Tumacacori, Arizona
Geminid meteor shower
December 12, 2018, 5-8:30 p.m.
Park entrance fee applies
(520) 337-5060

SKYWATCHING
Experience the Night

Tumacacori National Historical Site, Tumacacori, Arizona
Lunar eclipse
January 20, 2019, 5-8:30 p.m.
Park entrance fee applies
(520) 337-5060

SKYWATCHING
Park After Dark: Meteor Marvels

Tonto National Monument, Roosevelt, Arizona
January 26, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
Free admission
(928) 467-2241

SKYWATCHING
Park After Dark: Solar System Stroll

Tonto National Monument, Roosevelt, Arizona
February 16, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
Free admission
(928) 467-2241

SKYWATCHING
Park After Dark: Black Holes and Beyond

Tonto National Monument, Roosevelt, Arizona
Apriul 27, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
Free admission
(928) 467-2241

 

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SKYWATCHING
Stargazing Through Telescopes

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

SKYWATCHING
Stargazing Through Telescopes

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