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Kitt Peak National Observatory hosts open night

Monday, June 3, 2024 by

Hundreds of visitors from the Tohono O’odham Nation enjoyed a night of cultural celebration under the stars at Kitt Peak National Observatory. Over 70 NOIRLab staff volunteers welcomed guests for telescope viewings, cultural performances, and educational activities. Kitt Peak National Observatory hosts open night for the Tohono O’odham Nation On May 25...


MSRAL 2024 conference hosted by Omaha Astronomical Society

Saturday, June 1, 2024 by

The Mid-States Regional Astronomical League (MSRAL) Conference for 2024 is set to be an exciting event hosted by the Omaha Astronomical Society. The conference will take place at the scenic Eugene T Mahoney State Park, located near Ashland, Nebraska, just off Interstate 80 exit 426. A permit is required to enter Mahoney State Park. Non-residents of Nebraska will be l...


Planetary parade June 2024

Friday, May 31, 2024 by

A rare planetary alignment will light up the pre-dawn sky on June 3, 2024. Six planets-Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune - will line up in a stunning display. Best viewed 20 minutes before sunrise, this celestial event offers a unique opportunity for skywatchers to see multiple planets at once. Don't miss this rare sight! When the planets will a...


Rocky Mountain Star Stare 2024 activities

Thursday, May 30, 2024 by

The Rocky Mountain Star Stare (RMSS) is an annual star party organized by the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society. Held each summer for the past 30 years, RMSS has become one of the nation’s top star parties. Located on 35 acres at “Starry Meadows,” just over two hours southwest of Colorado Springs near Gardner, CO, the event sits between the Sangre ...


ALCon 2024 speakers, venue, and address

Monday, May 27, 2024 by

The Astronomical Society of Kansas City (ASKC) is celebrating its 100th anniversary by hosting the Astronomical League Convention (ALCon 2024) from July 17 to July 20. The event will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Overland Park, Kansas. ALCon 2024: Stars and All That Jazz ALCon 2024, themed "Stars and All That Jazz," will feature a variety of ...


Solar telescope eyepiece Daystar Quark H-alpha reviewed

Saturday, May 25, 2024 by

Imagine you're at the hottest concert of the year, but instead of front-row seats, you've got a telescope pointed at the Sun. Now, you wouldn't stare straight at those blinding stage lights without protection, right? That’s where a solar eyepiece comes in – it’s like the coolest pair of VIP shades for your telescope. What’s a Solar...


Pennyrile StarGaze 2024

Friday, May 24, 2024 by

If you're looking for a unique and engaging outdoor activity, consider attending the Pennyrile Stargaze, a star party set against the picturesque backdrop of Pennyrile State Park. This informal gathering will be held from September 28th to October 6th, and best of all, there is no attendance fee. Located about 2 miles from the State Park campground, the star...


Cherry Springs Star Party 2024 schedule and speaker lineup

Monday, May 13, 2024 by

The 2024 Cherry Springs Star Party is scheduled for June 6th to June 9th, hosted at Cherry Springs State Park, one of the darkest International Dark Sky Parks in the eastern United States. This annual gathering attracts amateur astronomers and stargazing enthusiasts who engage in night sky observation and photography, enjoy lectures on astronomical subjects, explore ven...


Mid-South Stargaze and Astronomy Conference set for May 2024

Saturday, May 11, 2024 by

Rainwater Observatory is hosting the annual Mid-South Stargaze and Astronomy Conference from May 8th to 11th, 2024. The event, renowned for drawing amateur and professional astronomers nationwide, will be held near French Camp, Mississippi, under some of the darkest skies in the southeastern U.S., just off the picturesque Natchez Trace Parkway. Mid-South Stargaze and...


The Wisconsin Observers Weekend 2024 event lineup

Thursday, May 9, 2024 by

The Wisconsin Observers Weekend (WOW), hosted by NEWSTAR, is a highly anticipated event for amateur astronomers and their families. From June 6th to 9th, 2024, participants will gather at Hartman Creek State Park, located just west of Waupaca, Wisconsin, to enjoy three days of camping and stargazing. This 1,500-acre park, with post-glacial landscapes and rolling woodlan...


Nebraska Star Party 2024 schedule

Thursday, May 9, 2024 by

The center of activity at NSP will be the large tent on the Observing Field near the entrance to  the Snake Campground. Activities under the NSP Tent are: meal service, night time constellation talks, and door prize giveaways. The exception will be Wednesday, when activities will be moved to the high school in the town of Valentine. While breakfasts and lunches ...


Almost Heaven Star Party 2024 event schedule

Thursday, May 9, 2024 by

The Night Owl Star Party registration is live! This May time event at Spruce Knob started during COVID and is the barebones sister star party to our late summer AHSP. The core is still the same which is  camping, food, facilities and observing. We basically save the outdoor and astronomy events and talks for AHSP. This gives us an additional time to be together to ...


Spring Starfest 2024 is free and open to all

Monday, May 6, 2024 by

The Amateur Astronomers Association (AAA) is thrilled to announce the return of its annual Spring Starfest, set to take place on May 17, 2024. This much-anticipated event will be held at The Evergreens Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM EDT. Spring Starfest is a celebration of the wonders of the night sky and is open to astronomy enthusiasts of ...


NEAIC 2024 speaker lineup

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 by

Get ready for NEAF/NEAIC 2024, set to unfold in Suffern, New York, conveniently located just 30 minutes from New York City. NEAIC 2024 Overview: Set against the backdrop of the scenic Crowne Plaza Conference Center in Suffern, NY, just a short journey of 30 minutes from New York City and conveniently close to NEAF, this vibrant two-day conference is poised to unit...


PF 85EDA Spotting Scope from Pentax

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 by

The PF-85EDA spotting scope, designed with versatility in mind, is suitable for a range of activities including birdwatching, nature observation, and astronomy. This model features newly developed optics with an 85mm objective lens that provides a luminous, sharp, and contrast-rich viewing experience, enhancing the quality of observations. It incorporates ED (Extra-low ...