Explore the heavens with others who share your interest in astronomy.

Star Parties & "Nights Out"

The Chester County Astronomical Society offers "nights out" to interested organizations including local schools, scouting groups, and other civic groups for the purpose of learning more about the heavens. For example, scouting groups often hold them to earn badges for their members. If your organization is interested in hosting a Night Out, please contact our coordinator, Don Knabb.

Star Parties are similar to our "Nights Out" but are open to the public and are organized at the national and regional level. Listed below are upcoming star parties; click on the star party title for more information directly from their website.

March 2018 Star Parties

  • Triad StarFest (*Tri*Star*)
    March 2 - 3, 2018
    Hosted by the Greensboro Astronomy Club and the Cline Observatory. Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, North Carolina.

April 2018 Star Parties

May 2018 Star Parties

  • Spring Star Gaze
    May 10 - 13, 2018
    25th Annual Delmarva Star Gaze at Trap Pond State Park, near Laurel, DE.

June 2018 Star Parties

July 2018 Star Parties

August 2018 Star Parties

September 2018 Star Parties

October 2018 Star Parties