Over 600 Astronomy Events Nationwide!
Salt Lake Astronomical Society kept their visitors entertained with astronomy demonstrations high in the Uinta Mountains of Utah before observing through the telescopes. Photo Credit: Tom Sevick

With over 600 astronomy events posted using the PlanetQuest Outreach ToolKit, astronomy clubs across the country are reaching tens of thousands of people from high in the mountains to the middle of cities, from cornfields to airports, from Girl Scout camps to inner-city schools.

Within the next few weeks, many of the clubs will receive the second ToolKit issued by the Night Sky Network: "Our Galaxy, Our Universe" featuring the concepts of distance and scale of our Solar System, our Galaxy, and our Universe.

Find out what events your local astronomy club has to offer. Click here to see the USA map of clubs.

These Night Sky Network clubs have logged at least five events (number of events is in parentheses) since March 2004.
    Over 20 Events
  • ( 35 ) - PA - Astronomical Society of Harrisburg, PA., Inc.
  • ( 25 ) - TX - Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas
  • ( 23 ) - KS - Kansas Astronomical Observers


  • 10 to 19 events
  • ( 14 ) - KY - Louisville Astronomical Society
  • ( 13 ) - OH - Miami Valley Astronomical Society
  • ( 13 ) - NE - Omaha Astronomical Society
  • ( 11 ) - IL - River Bend Astronomy Club
  • ( 15 ) - TX - San Antonio Astronomical Association
  • ( 12 ) - CA - Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit
  • ( 12 ) - GA - Statesboro Astronomy Club


  • 5 to 9 events
  • ( 8 ) - TX - Amarillo Astronomy Club
  • ( 6 ) - NJ - Amateur Astronomers Inc.
  • ( 7 ) - NY - Amateur Observers' Society of NY
  • ( 7 ) - AR - Arkansas Oklahoma Astronomical Society
  • ( 7 ) - ME - Astronomical Society of Northern New England
  • ( 5 ) - MA - Astronomical Society of Southern New England
  • ( 7 ) - NJ - Astronomical Society of the Toms River Area
  • ( 5 ) - OH - Aurora Astronomical Society
  • ( 8 ) - TN - Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society
  • ( 7 ) - PA - Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society
  • ( 6 ) - FL - Central Florida Astronomical Society
  • ( 5 ) - VA - Charlottesville Astronomical Society
  • ( 5 ) - IL - Chicago Astronomical Society
  • ( 5 ) - TX - City Lights Astronomical Society for Students
  • ( 5 ) - CO - Darien O'Brien Astronomy Club
  • ( 5 ) - AZ - Desert Skygazers
  • ( 9 ) - WI - Door Peninsula Astronomical Society
  • ( 6 ) - AZ - East Valley Astronomy Club
  • ( 9 ) - WA - Eastside Astronomical Society
  • ( 6 ) - TX - El Paso Astronomy Club
  • ( 7 ) - IN - Evansville Astronomical Society
  • ( 5 ) - OH - Lima Astronomical Society
  • ( 5 ) - TX - Lipan Astronomy and Space Society
  • ( 9 ) - MT - Mission Valley Astronomy Club
  • ( 5 ) - NY - Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society
  • ( 8 ) - CA - Mount Diablo Astronomical Society
  • ( 5 ) - MI - Muskegon Astronomical Society
  • ( 6 ) - WI - Neville Public Museum Astronomical Society
  • ( 5 ) - TX - North Houston Astronomy Club
  • ( 7 ) - KS - Northeast Kansas Amateur Astronomers' League
  • ( 5 ) - IL - Northwest Suburban Astronomers
  • ( 7 ) - WA - Olympic Astronomical Society
  • ( 5 ) - LA - Pontchartrain Astronomy Society
  • ( 5 ) - IL - Rockford Amateur Astronomers, Inc.
  • ( 5 ) - TX - San Angelo Amateur Astronomy Association
  • ( 6 ) - CA - San Jose Astronomical Association
  • ( 5 ) - SD - Sioux Empire Astronomy Club
  • ( 5 ) - AZ - Sirius Lookers Sedona Astronomy Club
  • ( 6 ) - TX - South Texas Astronomical Society
  • ( 7 ) - PA - starlight astronomy club
  • ( 6 ) - MI - Starry-Nite Society
  • ( 5 ) - WI - Starsplitters of Wyalusing
  • ( 7 ) - IN - Stonebelt Stargazers
  • ( 5 ) - WA - Tacoma Astronomical Society
  • ( 5 ) - AZ - Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association
  • ( 6 ) - CA - Ventura County Astronomical Society, Inc
  • ( 6 ) - VT - Vermont Astronomical Society
  • ( 8 ) - MD - Westminster Astronomical Society, Inc.
Congratulations to these Night Sky Network clubs for their dedication and enthusiasm in bringing the wonders of the sky to the American public.