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New Views of the Universe Exhibit

May 19, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Lowell Observatory,
1400 West Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Developed by the Space Telescope Science Institute and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), this exhibition immerses visitors in the magnificence and mystery of the Hubble mission. With a scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope as the focal point, “satellite” units incorporate hands-on activities about how the telescope works, and a “Space/Time” section features Hubble’s contributions to the exploration of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe. Information and… Find out more »
$25

‘An Evening with Prof. Alex Filippenko’ – a charity benefit for Save Lick Observatory

October 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sonoma Academy-Black Box Theater,
2500 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 United States
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The Sonoma County Astronomical Society, the Robert Ferguson Observatory, and our host the Sonoma Academy are proud to present Alex Filippenko, Professor of Astronomy from UC Berkeley for one evening only. Professor Filippenko's Lecture Topic is: Exploring the Frontiers of Astronomy and the Lick Observatory. The Sonoma County Astronomical Society is celebrating it's 40th Anniversary of bringing astronomy to Sonoma County. Ticket Link: http://www.rfo.org/filippenko-event.html $30.00 preferred seating, $25.00 regular/bleacher seating Find out more »

Copernicus Complex

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free Public Talk on the Copernicus Complex On Wednesday, October 8th, 2014, at 7 pm, Dr. Caleb Scharf (of Columbia University) will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on: The Copernicus Complex: Are We Special in the Cosmos? in the Smithwick Theater at Foothill College, in Los Altos. The talk is part of the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series, now in its 15th year. Is humanity on Earth special or… Find out more »

Aurora Borealis Star Party

October 10 - 13
Gordon’s Park – RASC Dark Sky Preserve,
18777 Hwy 6, R.R.#1, Tehkumma, Manitoulin Island, Ontario P0P 2C0 Canada
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Star Party weekend, camping in the RASC designated Dark Sky Preserve at Gordon's Park with an emphasis on the Aurora Borealis. Wine & Cheese Welcome Reception, Public Observing Sessions, Laser Guided Sky Tours, Aurora Watch, Aurora Photography Workshop, Slide Show and more. Find out more »

The Origins of the Universe

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The New York Academy of Sciences,
250 Greenwich St., 40th Fl, New York, NY 10007 United States
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The Origins of the Universe: Why Is There Something Rather than Nothing? (Series: Beyond the Big Bang: Searching for Meaning in Contemporary Physics) Perhaps the greatest mystery is why the universe exists in the first place. How is it possible for something to emerge from nothing, or has a universe in some form always existed? This question of origins — both of the universe as a whole and of the… Find out more »
$90

Bays Mountain StarFest

October 17 - 19
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium,
853 Bays Mountain Park Road, Kingsport, TN 37660 United States
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StarFest is the Bays Mountain Astronomy Club’s annual astronomical convention/star gathering held each October. Situated in the heart of the Appalachians, it is three days and two nights of astronomical heaven. During the day, our delegates enjoy many keynote speakers, planetarium programs, activities, solar viewing, and the splendor of autumnal colors. The night brings more speakers, activities, the use of a fleet of large telescopes, and crisp, cool air. Attendance… Find out more »

Twin Lakes Star Party

October 18 - 25
Pennyrile Forest State Park,
Dawson Springs, KY United States
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The West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers are hosting their 25th annual Twin Lakes Star Party this Year at Pennyrile Forest State Park, Dawson Springs, KY. This is a paid event that targets more serious observing (stringent observing etiquette rules enforced) but also welcomes newcomers. Registration is $40 per person, or $50 per family. Find out more »

Staunton River Star Party

October 20 - 26
Staunton River State Park,
1170 Staunton Trail, Scottsburg, VA 24589 United States
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This is the Fall event for the Staunton River Star Party. This year we are going for a full week. This is the first time we are going so long. At this event we have speakers on Friday and Saturday. Plus more. Staunton River State Park is of the original state park of Virginia. It is host to some of the last remaining dark skies on the east coast. The… Find out more »

Deep South Regional Star Gaze

Around 100 amateur astronomers gather every year for the Deep South Regional Star Gaze. This year, the party will take place at the Feliciana Retreat Center, approximately 115 miles north of New Orleans, 120 miles south of Jackson, and 45 miles north of Baton Rouge. For the most up-to-date information on the Deep South Regional Star Gaze, please join the DSRSG Yahoo discussion group. Find out more »

SEC2014 Solar Eclipse Conference

October 23 - 26
The Lodge Resort,
601 Corona Place, Cloudcroft, NM 88317 United States
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International Solar Eclipse Conference with pre-conference and partial solar eclipse observing at Sacramento Peak Observatory. Openings reception at NM Museum of Space History and main conference at The Lodge Resort in Cloudcroft, NM. Crossroads of solar physics and solar eclipses. Registrations welcome. Find out more »

Mountains of Stars Party

October 24 - 26
Highland Center – Appalachian Mountain Club,
US Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575 United States
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The Appalachian Mountain Club and the Carthage Institute of Astronomy announce the first annual Mountains of Stars Amateur Astronomers Weekend, to be held October 24th to 26th 2014 at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. Surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest, the Highland Center is a wonderful place to enjoy dark skies. Less than a day’s drive from one-quarter of the US population, the… Find out more »

Gateway to the Stars

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cibola National Forest, near Magdalena,
Route 10 A, Magdalena, NM 87825 United States
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Saturday October 25th 6:30PM-10PM. MAGDALENA, NM presents "Gateway to the Stars" a STAR PARTY in our darkest skies. Local astronomers will guide us through scopes provided by the NRAO/Very Large Array. Tickets are $5, children under 12 are free. Space is limited. Buy a ticket with map at Socorro Electric Cooperative, Socorro Chamber of Commerce, Magdalena Visitor Center, and M/M Cafe. Dry camping on the site is permitted Friday and… Find out more »

17th Annual North Texas Skywatch Star Party

November 1 @ 6:30 pm
Mineral Well State Park,
100 Park Road 71, Mineral Wells, TX 76067 United States
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The 17th Annual North Texas Skywatch Star Party will be held at Lake Mineral Wells State Park, approximately 50 miles west of Fort Worth. This very popular family friendly star party (average attendance of 200) is hosted by Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Tarleton State University. Contact the State Park, David Owens 940-328-1171 for information. Dedicated to fellow amateur astronomers and novices curious about astronomy, the North Texas Skywatch… Find out more »

Chiefland Star Party (autumn)

November 17 - 23
Chiefland Star Party Group,
5310 NW 52ND CT, Chiefland, FL 32626 United States
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As cold weather arrives in the north, astronomers flock to the south for their observing. One of the best star parties of the season is the Fall Star Party held in Chiefland, FL: twenty acres of horizon-to-horizon viewing under some of the darkest skies in the country, air-conditioned club house, bathrooms, on-field Wifi, big name vendors, great speakers,and more. Find out more »

The Unification of Physics

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The New York Academy of Sciences,
250 Greenwich St., 40th Fl, New York, NY 10007 United States
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The Unification of Physics: The Quest for a Theory of Everything (Series: Beyond the Big Bang: Searching for Meaning in Contemporary Physics) From the discovery of new galaxies and nearly undetectable dark energy to the quantum entanglement of particles across the universe, new findings in physics naturally elicit a sense of awe and wonder. For the founders of modern physics — from Einstein and Bohr to Heisenberg, Pauli, and Bohm… Find out more »

Transcending Matter

February 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The New York Academy of Sciences,
250 Greenwich St., 40th Fl, New York, NY 10007 United States
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Transcending Matter: Physics and Ultimate Meaning (Series: Beyond the Big Bang: Searching for Meaning in Contemporary Physics). From the discovery of new galaxies and nearly undetectable dark energy to the quantum entanglement of particles across the universe, new findings in physics naturally elicit a sense of awe and wonder. For the founders of modern physics — from Einstein and Bohr to Heisenberg, Pauli, and Bohm — a fascination with deeper… Find out more »

Winter Star Party

February 16, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - February 22, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Camp Wesumkee,
34200 Overseas Hwy, Big Pine Key, FL 33043 United States
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The Southern Cross Astronomical Society hosts its six-day Winter Star Party in the Florida Keys. Astrophotographers and amateur astronomers from around the world convene to observe the Southern winter skies, hear nationally-recognized speakers, check out the latest amateur astronomy products, and more. Entrance by prior registration only, tickets are first come, first served. Find out more »

Central European Deepspace Imaging Conference

March 6, 2015 - March 8, 2015
Ars Electronica Center,
Ars Electronica Strasse 1, Linz, AT 4040 Austria
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The Central European Deepspace Imaging Conference (CEDIC) is Europe's leading astro imaging conference. Find out more »

Hodges Gardens Star Party

March 18, 2015 - March 22, 2015
Hodges Gardens State Park,
1000 Hodges Loop, Florien, LA 71429 United States
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Join the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society for their seventh annual spring star party at Hodges Gardens State Park! Registration is only $10 for adults, and free for children under 18. Find out more »

Mid-South Star Gaze and Astronomy Conference

April 15, 2015 - April 18, 2015
French Camp,
French Camp, French Camp, Mississippi , MS 39745 United States
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Amateur and professional astronomers from all over the country gather under one of the darkest skies in the southeastern United States for the annual Mid-South Star Gaze and Astronomy Conference, hosted by the Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium. Find out more »
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