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 2019 Star Parties

  • *Tri*Star* - The Triad StarFest
    March 2, 2019
    Hosted by the Greensboro Astronomy Club and the Cline Observatory. Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, North Carolina.

April 2019 Star Parties

May 2019 Star Parties

June 2019 Star Parties

  • Grand Canyon Star Party - North Rim
    June 22 - 29, 2019
    Held in conjunction with the star party on the south rim. Sponsored by the Saguaro Astronomy Club of Phoenix.

  • Grand Canyon Star Party - South Rim
    June 22 - 29, 2019
    Held on the South Rim in northern Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park. For eight days in June, park visitors will explore the wonders of the night sky with the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association.

  • Green Bank Star Quest XVI
    June 26 - 29, 2019
    National Radio Observatory, Green Bank, West Virginia.

July 2019 Star Parties

August 2019 Star Parties

September 2019 Star Parties

October 2019 Star Parties