Interested in astronomy, but not sure where to begin? A first step can be to seek out your local astronomy club. It consists of a roomful of willing and able amateur astronomers, whose telescopes may offer your first glimpse of the cosmos. The Astronomical League, an umbrella organization of 240 amateur astronomy clubs and societies in the U.S.
The Astronomical League also helps us create and maintain the list of events on this page. Click here to visit the Astronomical League’s website.
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Special thanks also to the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for help with this list.
Jump below the photo for a list of upcoming events! If no web link is given, it’s because the information for the upcoming event hasn’t been posted yet. Check back.
Upcoming astronomy events …winter, 2018
Regional Gathering of Amateur Astronomers
(a.k.a. BoBfest) Catawba Science Center
Hickory, North Carolina
Orange Blossom Special International Star Party
Withlacoochee River Park
Dade City, Florida
Winter Star Party
Southern Cross Astronomical Society
Chiefland Astronomy Village (5450 NW 52nd Court Chiefland, Florida 32626)
Guilford Technical Community College
Greensboro Astronomy Club and the
Jamestown, North Carolina
Mid-South Star Gaze and Astronomy Conference
French Camp, Mississippi
The OzSky Star Safari
(a.k.a. Deepest South Texas Star Safari)
Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
Northeast Astronomy Forum
Suffern, New York
Bottom line: List of astronomy and night sky events for the public, for 2018, compiled in cooperation with the awesome Astronomical League. Join in, and have fun!
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