Summer Stargazing & Solar Gazing

Solar Gazing, Austin Planetarium Astronomy Camp, The Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
Photo: Erika Rix

Astronomy clubs have tons of events that are great for everyone! Most events are free or low-cost, and all ages are welcome. You don't need any astronomy experience to go to an event. Find your local astronomy club and join the fun!

Here's some of what's going on this summer:

Library events

The Southern Colorado Astronomical Society and the Pueblo City/County Library District have joined forces to present the Moon View! 
Photo: Alan Knight

Science camps

Students from Big Brothers/Big Sisters program took part in daytime observing. Stillwater StarGazers of Troy, Ohio at Camp Oty'Okwa 

Cookouts and stargazing

The Starcreek Astronomical Society of Woodward, Oklahoma had a cookout followed by stargazing.
Photo: Bobette Doerrie

Solar Gazing at Planetariums

Austin Planetarium Astronomy Camp
The Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
Photo: Erika Rix


Star Parties

Star parties can be big or small! They can be one-night events with no stay over or they can last longer. 

The Indiana Family Star Party, sponsored by the Wabash Valley Astronomical Society and the Muncie Astronomy Club had a great time at the Prairie Grass Observatory. 

Photo: Russell Kaspar

Join our vibrant stargazing community!

We invite you to join the NASA Night Sky Network stargazing community on Facebook and Twitter for sky charts and lively conversation about all things planetary. 

Find star parties and solar viewings quickly using these apps or the website!

Get Go StarGaze, the NASA Night Sky Network astronomy app that helps you find astronomy clubs and their stargazing events on the go!

You can also find astronomy events and clubs in Distant Suns, your personal guide to the cosmos!

Clear skies and happy stargazing!

The NASA Night Sky Network is managed by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific in cooperation with NASA.