January 8, 2024

Star Parties

Katie and Gene Hamilton

Bring Binocular News

Attend a star party and enjoy the companionship of others who are interested in exploring the night sky with binoculars. Over the years we’ve attended several star parties throughout the country, and we always enjoyed being with other like-minded amateur astronomers and learning from the featured speakers who share the latest in astronomical news. You can pitch a tent, come in a camper or RV or stay at a nearby motel.  However you go to a star party in 2024, it’s an enjoyable and informative experience.

We add to this list as dates become available. Please email me katie@bringbinoculars.local if you’d like your star party listed here or want to make a correction.

2024 Calendar


FEBRUARY 5-11 Winter Star Party Marathon FL https://www.scas.org/winter-star-party/


May 2-5 SJAC Fall Star Party  https://sjac.us/star-party Belleplain State Forest NJ

May 8-11  Mid-South Star Gaze

Rainwater Observatory, French Camp MS  https://rainwaterobservatory.org/events


June 1-8  Grand Canyon Star Party, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/grand-canyon-star-party.htm

June 5-9  Rocky Mountain Star Stare Gardner, CO  https://rmss.org/

June 5-8  Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival Bryce Canyon National Park, UT  https://www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/astrofest.htm

June 5-9  York County Star Party  Lancaster PA  https://www.skyshedpodpa.com/

June 6-9  Cherry Springs Star Party, Coudersport PA  https://sites.google.com/astrohbg.org/Cherry-Springs-Star-Party

June 6-8  Wisconsin Observers Weekend, Harman Creek State Park WI https://www.new-star.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=53


July  28-August 6  Nebraska Star Party Valentine, NE https://www.nebraskastarparty.org/

July TBD Golden State Star Party Adin, CA  https://goldenstatestarparty.org/

July 30 -August 4 Oregon Star Party Ochoco National Forest, OR  https://oregonstarparty.org/

July  TBD  Summer Star Party Rockland Astronomy  Plainfield MA  


August 1-4  Stellafane Springfield VT https://stellafane.org/convention/

August 8-12 Table Mountain Star Party Table Mountain Star Party Oroville CA

August TBD  Northern Nights Star Festival Northern Nights Star Festival Palisade MN

August TBD Iowa Star Party https://www.iowastarparty.com/ Coon Rapid IA

August 30-Sep 3  Almost Heaven Star Party Spruce Knob WV https://www.ahsp.org/

August TBD Northwoods Starfest Fall Creek WI https://www.cvastro.org/northwoods-starfest/nwsf-information/


September 8-16 Okie-Tex Star Party https://www.okie-tex.com Kenton OK

September 6-8 Connecticut Star Party Connecticut Star Party Goshen CT

September TBD Eastern Iowa Star Party Eastern Iowa Star Party Dixon IA

September TBD Hidden Hollow Star Party Hidden Hollow Star Party Mansfield OH

September TBD Black Forest Star Party Coudersport PA


October TBD Illinois Dark Skies Star Party  Sangamon Astronomical Society https://sas-sky.org/

October TBD SJAC Fall Star Party  https://sjac.us/star-party Belleplain State Forest NJ

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