2022 Star Party Roundup

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The dark skies at this star party are ideal for stargazing.

Star parties and events celebrating the night sky in U.S. in 2022

Attend a star party or event and enjoy the comraderie of others interested in stargazing. First-time observers can learn from other astronomy enthusiasts who are eager to share what they know. You’ll find optics from binoculars to telescopes and observers pitching a tent, staying in an RV or renting a nearby motel room.

Visit the websites of clubs sponsoring the star parties and learn all the details to attend, like the scheduled speakers, what to expect and raffles.

As new dates and events are posted we’ll include them and update the list on a regular basis.

January


Jan 31-Feb 6 Winter Star Party, SCAS Southern Cross Astronomical Society,

Camp Wesumpkee, 34200 Overseas Hwy, Scout Key, Big Pine Key, FL

https://www.scas.org/winter-star-party/?y=2022

February


Feb 23-27 Orange Blossom Special Star Party, St. Petersburg Astronomy Club

Withlacoochee River Park, Dade City, FL

https://www.stpeteastronomyclub.org/OBS/

April

April 24- May 1 Texas Star Party, Texas Star Party TSP

Prude Ranch, Fort Davis, TX https://texasstarparty.org/

April 27-30 Midsouth Stargaze, Rainwater Observatory

French Camp, MS https://rainwaterobservatory.org/events

May

May 1-September 25 Smokey Jack Public Star Parties

Smokey Jack Observatory Westcliffe, CO 2 public star parties per month

https://www.darkskiescolorado.org/events

June

June 2-5 Cherry Springs Star Party, Astronomical Society of Harrisburg

Cherry Springs State Park, 4639 Cherry Springs Rd, Coudersport, PA 16915

www.cherrysprings.org

June 3-5 Michiana Star Party

Vandalia, MI http://michiana-astro.org/

June 18-25 Grand Canyon Star Party Tucson Amateur Astronomy Assn.

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ www.tucsonastronomy.org

June 22-25 Bryce Canyon Astro Festival

Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

https://www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/astrofest.htm

June 22-26 Rocky Mountain Star Stare, Colorado Springs Astronomical Society

Gardner, CO https://rmss.org/

June 22-26 York County Star Party Susquehannock State Park

http://www.skyshedpodpa.com/

June 23-26 Eastern Sierra Dark Sky Fest

Mammouth Lake, CA Eastern Sierra Dark Sky Fest

June 23-26 Wisconsin Observers Weekend

Hartman Creek State Park, WI http://www.new-star.org/index.php?Itemid=82

June 29-July 2 Green Bank Star Quest XVII, Central Appalachian Astronomy Club

Green Bank WV http://www.greenbankstarquest.org/

July

July 22-31 Summer Star Party  Rockland Astronomy Club

Plainfield, MA

http://www.rocklandastronomy.com/ssp.html

July 24-29 Nebraska Star Party, NSP.org, Prairie Astronomy Club,

Omaha Astronomical Society

Valentine, NE https://www.nebraskastarparty.org/

July 26-31 Table Mountain Star Party, Table Mountain Star Party Assn.

Oroville, WA http://www.tmspa.com/

July 28-31 Stellafane Convention, Stellafane.org

Breeze Hill, Springfield, VT Amateur Telescope Makers www.stellafane.org

August

August 26-28 Northwoods Starfest

Hobbs Observatory, Beaver Creek Reserve

Fall Creek, WI https://www.cvastro.org/

August 26-30 Almost Heaven Star Party, Northern VA Astronomy Club (NOVAC)

Spruce Knob, WV www.ahsp.org

September

September 21-25 York County Star Party Susquenhannock State Park

http://www.skyshedpodpa.com/

September 21-25 Acadia Night Sky Festival

Bar Harbor ME www.acadianightskyfestival.org

September 23-24 Night Sky Festival

Joshua Tree National Park, City if 29 Palms CA

https://www.skysthelimit29.org/night-sky-festival.html

September 23-25 Black Forest Star Party https://bfsp.org/

Central PA Observers Astronomy Club

Cherry Springs State Park, 4639 Cherry Springs Rd, Coudersport, PA 16915

September 23-Oct 1 Okie-Tex Star Party

Oklahoma Astronomy Club

Kenton OK http://www.okie-tex.com/

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