Upcoming astronomy events…

 

July 26 – 27, 2017

Night Sky Photography Workshop with Taylor Photography
Marshall Point Light, Maine
miketaylorphoto.smugmug.com

August 16–19, 2017
AstroCon2017 and Total Solar Eclipse
Casper, Wyoming
www.astroleague.org

August 17 to 20, 2017
Thebacha & Wood Buffalo Dark Sky Festival
Wood Buffalo National Park (world’s largest Dark Sky Preserve)
Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada
www.tawbas.ca

September 15 – 17, 2017
Night Sky Photography Workshop with Taylor Photography
Moosehead Lake, Maine
miketaylorphoto.smugmug.com

September 21 – 23, 2017
Flagstaff Star Party
The Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition
Flagstaff, Arizona
flagstaffstarparty.org

September 22-24, 2017
Connecticut Star Party 27
Hosted by the Astronomical Society of New Haven
Strang Boy Scout Camp, Goshen, Connecticut
ASNH.ORG

September 24 – 25, 2017
Night Sky Photography Workshop with Taylor Photography
Marshall Point Light, Maine
miketaylorphoto.smugmug.com

October 19-22, 2017
Heart of America Star Party
Astronomical Society of Kansas City
www.askc.org/events/hoasp

 

Bottom line: List of astronomy and night sky events for the public, for 2015 and 2016, compiled in cooperation with the awesome Astronomical League. Join in, and have fun!

From: http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/astronomy-events-star-parties-festivals-workshops

 


Archived Events


 

July 19 – 22, 2017
Night Sky Photography Workshop with Taylor Photography
Acadia National Park, Maine
miketaylorphoto.smugmug.com

June 27 – 29, 2017
Night Sky Photography Workshop with Taylor Photography
Pemaquid & Marshall Point Lights
miketaylorphoto.smugmug.com

June 22-25, 2017
Wisconsin Observers’ Weekend
Hartman Creek State Park just west of Waupaca, Wisconsin
www.new-star.org/index.php

June 22-25, 2017
Cherry Springs Star Party
Coudersport, Pennsylvania
www.astrohbg.org/CSSP

June 21–25, 2017
Rocky Mountain Star Stare 2017
Gardner, Colorado
rmss.org

June 21 – 24, 2017
Night Sky Photography Workshop with Taylor Photography
Acadia National Park, Maine
miketaylorphoto.smugmug.com

June 17–24
Grand Canyon Star Party: North Rim, Arizona
saguaroastro.org/content/2016GrandCanyonStarPartyNorthRim.htm

June 9–11, 2017
MSRAL 2017 Convention
Missouri State University
www.msral.org

June 2–4, 2017
The Symposium on Telescope Science
Ontario Airport Hotel, Ontario, California
www.socastrosci.org/symposium.html

May 26–28, 2017
Tennessee Spring Star Party
Fall Creek Falls State Park
www.cumberlandastronomicalsociety.org

May 25–29, 2017
RTMC Astronomy Expo
YMCA Camp Oakes, Big Bear City, California
www.rtmcastronomyexpo.org

May 24-28+, 2017
York County Star Party
Wellsville, Pennsylvania
yorkcountystarparty.org

May 21-28, 2017
Texas Star Party
Fort Davis, Texas
texasstarparty.org

May 19–21, 2017
Michiana Star Party 9
Dr. T.K. Lawless Park
www.michiana-astro.org

May 18–21, 2017
2017 Bootleg Astronomy Star Party
Green River Conservation Area, Harmon, Illinois
www.bootlegastronomy.com

May 6–7, 2017
AstroCATS
London, Ontario, Canada
www.astrocats.ca

April 29, 2017
Atascocita Star Party & Picnic
Atascocita Neighborhood Walmart, 12312 Will Clayton Pkwy, @6:30 p.m.
Humble, Texas
Atascocita Star Party & Picnic on Facebook

April 29, 2017
Astronomy Day
Nationwide
www.astroleague.org/astronomyday/spring

April 28 or 29, 2017
Night Sky Photography Workshop with Taylor Photography
Pemaquid Point Light, Maine
miketaylorphoto.smugmug.com

April 27–30, 2017
Southern Star Astronomy Convention
Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club, Little
Switzerland, North Carolina
www.charlotteastronomers.org/southernstar

April 26–29, 2017
Mid-South Star Gaze and Astronomy Conference
French Camp, Mississippi
rainwaterobservatory.org/rainwater

April 22–29, 2017
The 2017 OzSky Star Safari
(aka Deepest South Texas Star Safari)
Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
ozsky.org

April 21–22, 2017

North Carolina Statewide Star Party
35+ public skywatching sessions from the North
Carolina mountains to the coast
ncsciencefestival.org/starparty

April 8–9, 2017
Northeast Astronomy Forum
Suffern, New York
rocklandastronomy.com/neaf

March 3-4, 2017
Tri-Star 2017
Greensboro Astronomy Club and the
Cline Observatory
Guilford Technical Community College,
Jamestown, North Carolina
observatory.gtcc.edu/tristar

February 20–26, 2017
Winter Star Party
West Summerland Key, Florida
scas.org/winter-star-party

February 18, 2017
Regional Meeting of Amateur Astronomers 2017
Catawba Science Center, Hickory, North Carolina
catawbasky.org

January 27-28, 2017
Furnace Creek Resort star party in Death Valley National Park, California
Hosted by the Las Vegas Astronomical Society
www.furnacecreekresort.com

January 25–29, 2017
Orange Blossom Special XXII International Star Party
Withlacoochee River Park, Dade City, Florida
stpeteastronomyclub.org

November 4–6, 2016
Custer Jamboree
Custer Institute, Southold, New York
custerobservatory.org

October 28-29, 2016
Furnace Creek Resort star party in Death Valley National Park, California
Hosted by the Las Vegas Astronomical Society
www.furnacecreekresort.com

October 28–Nov. 4, 2016
The OzSky Star Safari, a.k.a. The Deepest South
Texas Star Safari
Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
www.OzSky.org
(Attendance is extremely limited)

October 27–30, 2016
Nightfall
Borrego Springs, California
www.rtmcastronomyexpo.org

October 26–29, 2016
Enchanted Skies Star Party
Socorro, New Mexico
www.enchantedskies.org

October 25–30, 2016
Deep South Regional Star Gaze
Norwood, Louisiana
www.stargazing.net

October 24–30, 2016
Staunton River Star Party
Scottsburg, Virginia
www.stauntonriver-starparty.org

October 24–29, 2016
Eldorado Star Party
X-Bar Ranch, Eldorado, Texas
www.eldoradostarparty.org

October 23–30, 2016
Chiefland Star Party
Chiefland, Florida
www.chieflandastronomy.com

October 22, 2016
19th Annual North Texas Skywatch Star Party
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/lake-mineral-wells/north-texas-skywatch-star-party

October 21–23, 2016
Bays Mountain Starfest
Bays Mountain Park, Kingsport, Tennessee
www.baysmountain.com

October 8, 2016
Gateway to Space 2016
Saint Louis, Missouri
www.eventbrite.com/e/gateway-to-space-2016

October 8, 2016
Astronomy Day
3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
George Observatory in Needville, Texas
Located inside the Brazos Bend State Park (30 miles SW of Houston)
www.astronomyday.net

October 7–8, 2016
Kopernik AstroFest
Vestal, New York
kopernikastro.org/astrofest

October 7, 2016
City Skies star party
6:30 to 9:30 PM in the parking lot of 4261 N. 5th St (at the corner of Bristol St. and 3rd Street)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
www.fi.edu/cityskies

October 1, 2016, 2016
AAA Urban Starfest in Central Park
New York, New York
Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

September 30–October 2, 2016
Hidden Hollow Star Party
Hidden Hollow Camp, Ohio
wro.org

September 30–October 2, 2016
The Connecticut Star Party
June Norcross Webster Scout Camp, Connecticut
www.asnh.org

September 30–October 1, 2016
Idaho Star Party
Bruneau Dunes State Park, Idaho
isp.boiseastro.org

September 30–October 2, 2016
Tennessee Fall Star Gaze
Pikeville, Tennessee
www.cumberlandastronomicalsociety.org

September 29–October 7, 2016
Astroblast
Oil City, Pennsylvania
www.oras.org

September 29–October 2, 2016
SJAC Fall Star Party
Belleplain State Forest, New Jersey
www.sjac.us

September 29–October 1, 2016
Illinois Dark Skies Star Party
Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife
Area, Illinois
www.sas-sky.org

September 29 – October 1, 2016
Great Basin National Park Astronomy Festival
Baker, Nevada
greatbasinastronomyfestival.htm

September 29–October 2, 2016
Hidden Hollow Star Party
Mansfield, Ohio
www.wro.org

September 29–October 2, 2016
Heart of America Star Party
Astronomical Society of Kansas City
Overland Park, Kansas
www.askc.org/HOASP.htm

September 29–October 2, 2016
Great Lakes Star Gaze
River Valley RV Park, Gladwin, Michigan
www.greatlakesstargaze.com

September 27 – October 2, 2016
Northern Prairie Star Party
Tofield, Alberta, Canada
Presented by the RASC Edmonton Centre

September 25 – October 2, 2016
Peach State Star Gaze
Deerlick Astronomy Village, Georgia
www.atlantaastronomy.org/PSSG

September 27 – October 2, 2016
Northern Prairie Star Party
Tofield, Alberta, Canada

September 24 – October 2, 2016
33rd Annual Okie-Tex Star Party
Camp Billie Joe, Oklahoma
www.okie-tex.com

September 2-4, 2016
Alberta Star Party
Starland, Alberta, Canada

August 26-28, 2016
Nova East
Smileys Provincial Park
Nova Scotia, Canada

August 12-14, 2016
Dark Sky Festival
Siskiyou Mountains in northern California, southern Oregon
weirdmountain.org

August 10–13, 2016
ALCon in Washington, D.C.
Northern Virginia Astronomy Club
alcon2016.astroleague.org

August 5-7, 2016
Butterpot Star Party
St. John’s, Newfoundland

August 5-7, 2016
Kejimkujik Dark Sky Weekend
Caledonia, Nova Scotia, Canada

August 4-7, 2016
Stellafane Convention
Springfield, Vermont
stellafane.org/convention

August 4-7, 2016
Starfest
Mount Forest, Ontario, Canada

August 3-7, 2016
Saskatchewan Summer Star Party
Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan, Canada
www.usask.ca/rasc/activities.html

August 3 – 6, 2016
Night Sky NH Photography/Processing Workshop w/ 2 Instructors
Pittsburg, NH
Taylor Photography

August 2–7, 2016
Oregon Star Party
Trail Spring, Ochoco National Forest, Oregon
www.oregonstarparty.org/oregonstarparty

July 31–August 5, 2016
Nebraska Star Party
Merritt Reservoir, Valentine, Nebraska
www.nebraskastarparty.org

July 30 – August 7, 2016
Mount Kobau Star Party
Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada
www.mksp.ca/index.html

July 27-31, 2016
York County Star Party
Shreveport Airport North
Wellsville, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC)
http://yorkcountystarparty.org/

July 27 – 30, 2016
Night Sky Maine Photography/Processing Workshop w/ 3 Instructors
Acadia National Park, Maine
Taylor Photography/Acadia 3 Instructor

July 24-30, 2016
Maine Astronomy Retreat
Washington, Maine
www.astronomyretreat.com

July 14-15, 2016
Native Skywatchers – Educator & Community 2-day Workshop
St. Paul, Minnesota
web.stcloudstate.edu/planetarium/native_skywatchers

July 8-10, 2016
Star-B-Q, Eccles Ranch, Alberta, and other 2016 star parties in western Canada
edmontonrasc.com/western-canada-star-parties/

July 6–9, 2016
Green Bank Star Quest 13
National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Green
Bank, West Virginia
www.greenbankstarquest.org

July 6 – 7, 2016
Night Sky Maine Photography/Processing Workshop
Marshall Point Lighthouse, Port Clyde, Maine
Taylor Photography

June 29-July 3, 2016
Rocky Mountain Star Stare
Colorado Springs Astronomical Society, Gardner, Colorado
www.rmss.org/

June 29 or 30, 2016
Night Sky Maine Photography Workshop
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Maine
Taylor Photography

June 20-21, 2016
Native Skywatchers – Educator & Community 2-day Workshop
Cloquet, Minnesota
web.stcloudstate.edu/planetarium/native_skywatchers

June 11, 2016
Apollo Rendezvous 2016 (49th year!)
Miami Valley Astronomical Society
mvas.org/

June 9–12, 2016
Spacefest
Starr Pass Resort, Tucson, Arizona
www.spacefest.info

June 6 – 11, 2016
6-Night “Dark Sky” DSLR Light & Shadow Timelapse Workshop with Motion Control
Moab, Utah
www.TimelapseWorkshops.com

June 4-11, 2016
Grand Canyon Star Party: North and South rims
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Saguaro Astronomy Club and Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association
www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/grand-canyon-star-party

June 3–5, 2016
MSRAL 2016 Convention
University of Missouri–Columbia
www.msral.org

June 3–5, 2016
2016 Bootleg Astronomy Star Party
Green River Conservation Area, Harmon, Illinois
www.bootlegastronomy.com

June 2–5, 2016
Wisconsin Observers’ Weekend
Hartman Creek State Park just west of Waupaca, Wisconsin
www.new-star.org/index.php

June 2-5, 2016
Cherry Springs Star Party
Coudersport, Pennsylvania
www.astrohbg.org/CSSP

June 2 – 4, 2016
The Symposium on Telescope Science
Ontario Airport Hotel, Ontario, California
www.socastrosci.org/symposium.html

June 1 – 4, 2016
4-Night “Dark Sky” DSLR Advanced Timelapse Workshop with Motion Control
Moab, Utah
www.TimelapseWorkshops.com

June 1 – 4, 2016
Night Sky Maine Photography/Processing Workshop
Acadia National Park (Bar Harbor), Maine
Taylor Photography

May 30-June 2, 2016
Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) annual meeting
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
astro.physics.umanitoba.ca/casca2016

May 27 – May 30, 2016
4-Night “Dark Sky” DSLR Timelapse Photography Workshop
Moab, Utah
www.TimelapseWorkshops.com

May 26 – May 30, 2016
RTMC Astronomy Expo (Riverside)
Camp Oakes, Big Bear, California
www.spaceagenda.com/events/detail/2016-05-26_rtmc-astronomy-expo

May 19–23, 2016
AstroCats
London, Ontario, Canada
www.astrocats.ca

May 14, 2016
International Astronomy Day
Local astronomical societies, planetariums, museums, and observatories will be sponsoring public viewing sessions, presentations, workshops, and other activities.
Organized by the Astronomical League
www.astroleague.org/astronomyday/news

May 9-12, 2016
Night Sky Utah Photography/Processing Workshop
Moab, Utah
Taylor Photography/Utah Session II

May 6-8, 2016
Michiana Star Party Eight – MSP8
Vandalia, Michigan
(About 35 miles northeast of South Bend, Indiana)
www.michiana-astro.org

May 6–8, 2016
Tennessee Spring Star Party
Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee
www.cumberlandastronomicalsociety.org

May 5–8, 2016
Two Rivers Spring Star Party
Heaven’s Gate Farm, Barry, Illinois
www.freewebs.com/tworiversstarparty

May 2-5, 2016
Night Sky Utah Photography Workshop
Moab, Utah
Taylor Photography: SOLD OUT

May 1-8, 2016
38th Annual Texas Star Party
Prude Ranch near Fort Davis, Texas
texasstarparty.org/

April 9-10, 2016
Northeast Astronomy Forum
Suffern, New York
www.rocklandastronomy.com/neaf.html

April 8-9, 2016
North Carolina Statewide Star Party
35+ public skywatching sessions from the North Carolina mountains to the coast
www.ncsciencefestival.org/starparty

April 6–9, 2016
Mid-South Star Gaze and Astronomy Conference
French Camp, Mississippi
www.rainwaterobservatory.org/rainwater

April 5 or 6, 2016
Night Sky Maine Photography Workshop
Nubble Lighthouse, Cape Neddick, Maine
Taylor Photography

April 2–9, 2016
OzSky Star Safari, a.k.a. Deepest
South Texas Star Safari
Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
www.ozsky.org

April 2 or 3, 2016
Night Sky Maine Photography Workshop
Sandy Point Beach, Maine
Taylor Photography

April 1-3, 2016
Pickett Astronomy Weekend
Pickett-Pogue Dark Sky Park
Jamestown, Tennessee
tnstateparks.com/parks/events/pickett

March 9–13, 2016
Staunton River Star Party
Scottsburg, Virginia
www.stauntonriver-starparty.org

March 5, 2016
Tri-Star
Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, North Carolina
Greenboro Astronomy Club and the Cline Observatory
observatory.gtcc.edu.tristar/

March 2-6, 2016
Orange Blossom Special XXII International Star Party
Withlacoochee River Park
Dade City, Florida
www.stpeteastronomyclub.org/obs.php

February 8-14, 2016
Winter Star Party
Big Pine Key, Florida
www.scas.org

February 5-6, 2016
Furnace Creek Resort/LVAS Star Party
Death Valley National Park, California
www.furnacecreekresort.com

January 16, 2016
Regional Meeting of Amateur Astronomers
Gardner-Webb University / Ritch Banquet Hall
Boiling Springs, North Carolina
www.ccastro.org