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Wynyard Observatory Open Night

February 14 @ 5:30 pm - March 31 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Wynard Planetarium & Observatory, Thorpe Thewles
Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham TS21 3JG United Kingdom

Join astronomers from Teeside Astronomical Science Centre for their regular Tuesday evening open night at their observatory in Wynyard Park, near the planetarium. These events are weather dependent -- if the skies are looking like they will be clear you are welcome to come along, free of charge and without the need to book your visit in advance. This is a great opportunity for everyone including families to experience observing…

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Salford Observatory Open Evening

February 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - April 30, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Salford Observatory, Chaseley Road
Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ United Kingdom

Find out more about Salford Astronomical Society and observe through their large 18.5" reflecting telescope by joining their members on this one of their frequent observatory open nights. Attendance is free with no obligation to join. These events are weather dependent therefore please confirm with event organiser that this event is going ahead.

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Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

February 14 @ 8:00 pm - December 24 @ 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge
Dalmellington, East Ayrshire KA6 7PZ United Kingdom

Amaze at the wonderfully dark skies above Galloway, see the Milky Way arching overhead and observe through large aperture instruments with the assistance of experienced resident and volunteer Astronomers. Events take place most weekday and weekend evenings (closed Monday's and Tuesday's) and the observatory is sometimes reserved for private events. Event start and end times vary throughout the year. Advanced booking required.

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Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Sunday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2018

Cygnus Observatory, Washington Wetland Centre
Sunderland, United Kingdom

Members of the public are invited to join enthusiastic members of Sunderland Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing and observing through their large aperture telescopes. If you need assistance with your own telescope you are welcome to bring it along. These events are held every Thursday through the observing season and are dependent primarily on the weather.

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Brough Astronomical Society Meeting

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 31, 2018

Brough Observatory, Prescott Avenue
Brough, HU15 1BB United Kingdom

Every fourth Monday of the month is your chance to join the friendly members of Brough Astronomy Club at their observatory for a hands-on introduction to astronomy. Take your telescope along to receive help and chat about all things astronomy over a cuppa (or a beer from the club house!) Contact the event organisers a few days in advance via their website to confirm the event is going ahead.

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Weekly Observing at Leighton Observatory

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 7, 2018

Leighton Observatory, Pex Hill Visitors Centre
Widnes, WA8 5QW United Kingdom
Free

Hosted by Liverpool Astronomical Society at their Leighton Observatory this weekly observing session is a great opportunity to have a look through their telescopes. All members of the public welcome.

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Free Public Talk on the Exploration of Mars

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Smithwick Theater at Foothill College, Los Altos, CA United States

Dr. Ashwin Vasavada, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on: ”When Mars Was Like Earth: Five Years of Exploration with NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover” in the Smithwick Theater at Foothill College, in Los Altos. The talk is part of the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series at Foothill College, now in its 18th year. More than five years after its dramatic arrival at Mars, the…

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Isle of Man Astronomical Society Meeting

March 1 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:45pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 30, 2019

Isle of Man Observatory, Higher Foxdale
Foxdale, Isle of Man IM4 3HB United Kingdom

Join members of the Isle of Man Astronomical Society for their monthly meeting including a presentation and observing through their telescopes.  The observatory will be open if weather permits.  Small fee asked from non-members on the door.

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St Andrews Observatory Open Evening

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 30, 2019

St Andrews Observatory, University of St Andrews
St Andrews, KY16 United Kingdom

The St Andrews Observatory opens its doors every first Wednesday of the month. This is a great opportunity to meet the Astronomers and see the James Gregory Telescope -- the largest in Scotland.

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Lecture: The Hunt For Dark Matter

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Montauk Library, 871 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954 United States
Free

Scientists have an enormous amount of evidence that 80% of the matter in our Universe is “dark” and unknown. A broad range of experiments, ranging from sensitive detectors located deep underground to powerful instruments on satellites, are searching for signs of this mysterious matter. This talk will review the evidence for dark matter and the exciting scientific quest to uncover its identity. It will also explain why we hope to…

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Cornwall Astronomy Society Meeting & Stargazing

March 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2018

Degibna Chapel, Degibna Lane
Helston, TR12 7PR United Kingdom

Meeting of Cornwall Astronomy Society to which members of the public are also welcome, including observing afterwards if weather permits.

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Perton Library Astronomy Group Meeting

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until April 30, 2019

Perton Library, Severn Drive
Perton, WV6 7QU United Kingdom

The Perton Library Astronomy Group is a small, friendly group that is open for anyone with an interest in astronomy to join them.  They meet on the third Thursday every month, events are completely free and involve stargazing and observing outside if the weather is clear. No booking required, just turn up!

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Astronomy Night

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center, Route 175 (Building J-20)
Wallops Island, VA 23337 United States
Free

The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center and its partner the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation will host an Astronomy night on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 7 – 10 p.m. with an exploration of Earth’s Moon, the Milky Way and constellation tours of the night sky. The event begins with an astronomy presentation at the NASA Visitor Center’s Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. followed by night sky observations through telescopes and binoculars on the grounds…

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Wirral Star Party – Spring 2018

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wirral Country Park & Visitors Centre, Thurlstaston
Wirral, CH61 0HN United Kingdom
Free

Join members of Liverpool Astronomical Society and the Wirral Ranger Service for this free public stargazing event. Enjoy astronomical presentations and observing through telescopes if weather permits.

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MIDSOUTH STAR GAZE AND ASTRONOMY CONFERENCE

April 11 - April 14
Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium, One Fine Place
French Camp, MS 39745 United States

Rainwater Observatory is gearing up for its annual Midsouth Stargaze and Astronomy Conference coming up April 11-14, 2018! This event attracts amateur and professional astronomers from around the country. It is held under one of the few remaining dark skies in the southeastern United States and just off the beautiful Natchez Trace Parkway near the village of French Camp, Mississippi. Join us this year for fun, fellowship, observing and fascinating presentations…

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Michiana Star Party 10 – MSP10

May 18 @ 3:00 pm - May 20 @ 3:00 pm
Dr. T.K. Lawless Park, 15122 Monkey Run Street
Vandalia, MI 49095 United States

We are proud to announce our Tenth Annual Michiana Star Party. Hosted by the Michiana Astronomical Society (Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan). Observing, talks and presentations, etc… Annual Star Party, date varies with dark weekend of the Moon and facility availability. Cost: $30-$5 – Free for kids

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Rocky Mountain Star Stare

June 13 - June 17
Starry Meadows, 3854 Gardner Road
Gardner, CO 81040 United States
$45

Rocky Mountain Star Stare is an annual premiere star party sponsored by the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society. RMSS is held at the Society's personally owned 35 acres of spectacular mountain view property. RMSS's "Starry Meadows" is located just outside of Gardner, CO between the Sangre de Cristo and Wet mountain ranges, at an altitude of 7,600 feet above sea level with crystal clear blue skies. The location is about 2…

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ALCON 2018

July 11 - July 14
Hilton Hotel & Convention Center Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Hotel, Hilton Hotel & Convention Center Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Hotel
Minneapolis, MN United States

The Minnesota Astronomical Society is hosting the 2018 Astronomical League Convention (ALCON 2018) from July 11th to July 14th, 2018. Our venue for the convention is the Hilton Hotel and Convention Center conveniently located near the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport and the world-famous Mall of America. In addition, we will also be showcasing our world-class outreach facility, Eagle Lake Observatory, with its two observatories and classroom facilities. We have started gathering a…

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Wyoming Astronomy Retreat

August 5 - August 11
Absaroka Ranch, P.O. Box 929
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
$1950

This retreat will not only be a once in a lifetime view of the night sky, but a once in a lifetime western vacation! Come stay with us for 6 nights at the rural Absaroka Ranch located in Dubois, Wyoming. Along with unlimited access to our skies every night our package includes: – Lodging in our cozy cabins. – Three delicious gourmet-style meals per day – Daily activites including: horseback…

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AstroBlast 2018

August 8 @ 12:00 pm - August 13 @ 12:00 pm

AstroBlast is a regional star party held by the Oil Region Astronomical Society since 1994. The dates for this year's AstroBlast will be from noon Wednesday, August 8th, through noon Monday, August 13th. Early registration for the event will begin in late March, when a pre-registration form will be posted on this site. We expect to have a full schedule of speakers on Friday evening and Saturday, as well as some of our traditional AstroBlast activities, such…

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Starfest

August 9 - August 12
Starfest, 232352 2 Wgr Conc.
Ayton, Ontario N0G 1C0 Canada

Starfest is Canada's largest star part and conference. Please visit our web site once it gets updated at http://www.nyaa.ca and follow the links to the Starfest page. Runs 10 AM to dawn. See website for price details. Pricing similar to 2017 rates.

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Thebacha & Wood Buffalo Dark Sky Festival

August 23 - August 26
Fort Smith / Wood Buffalo National Park, Box 1354
Fort Smith, NWT X0E 0P0 Canada

The Dark Sky Festival (DSF) is a multi-day family event that provides everyone with an opportunity to explore the wonders of the universe around us and the science that makes it all work. Dark Sky Festival activities take place in Fort Smith, NWT (Canada) and the in world's largest Dark Sky Preserve, Wood Buffalo National Park. See website for pricing.

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Southwest Astronomy Festival

September 7 - September 9
Cedar Breaks National Monument, Highway 143 East
Brian Head, UT 84719 United States
Free

Join us for the 2nd annual Southwest Astronomy Festival. The Southwest Astronomy Festival is coordinated by the Cedar Breaks National Monument and Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, with additional support from organizations within the community. Together, we provide a series of events that focus on astronomy, dark sky preservation, and having fun in the great outdoors. Through star parties, sun parties, and many other activities, we seek to foster a relationship…

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