October 2018

2018-10-04 (All day) to 2018-10-07 (All day)

The Astronomical Society of Kansas City will host it's yearly star party Thursday, October 4 to Sunday, October 7. WWW.HOASP.ASKC.ORG

ASKC Dark Sky Site Butler , MO
United States
Missouri US

2018-10-05 (All day) to 2018-10-06 (All day)

The East Valley Astronomy Club hosts this annual star party at an abandoned emergency airstrip just off I10 with easy access to the observing field. Ample space available for RV and tent camping (without hookups). Dark skies and great fun for this two-day event. More information and map on the EVAC website at www.evaconline.org under Meetings and Events.

Hovatter Road Exit #53 on I10 (near Quartzsite)
33.0 34.5 , 113.0 35.53
United States
Arizona US

2018-10-12 17:00 to 2018-10-14 13:00

It is the 35th anniversary of the Bays Mountain StarFest and the theme is "Celebrating 200 Years of American Women in Astronomy!"

It is the 200th birth anniversary of noted American astronomer Maria Mitchell. Our celebration though, has more to do with women in astronomy today. What better way to do this then by having all of our keynote speakers be women who do astronomy!

The event is:
October 12-14, 2018 and will be filled with all sorts of astronomical treats.
A non-profit, three-day, astronomical convention/star gathering hosted by the Bays Mountain Astronomy Club and Bays Mountain Planetarium.
Held at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium, a City-owned park with 3,550 acres of nature preserve. We’ll be at the beginning of fall colors and the air should be dry. What better way to spend a wonderful, long weekend!

Our keynote speakers are:
Friday Night: Jennifer Sieben, Associate Instructor, Indiana University
Saturday Morning: Patty Seaton, Planetarium Specialist, H.B. Owens Science Center, MD
Saturday Evening: Caroline Simpson, Professor of Physics, Florida International University, Miami, FL
Sunday Morning: Carolyn Collins Petersen, Science Writer, CEO, Loch Ness Productions

The event includes:
Five scrumptious meals with yummy vegetarian options.
A unique, custom T-shirt.
The opportunity to sleep on Park premises at no extra cost. A discounted rate is also offered for the 4+ star MeadowView Marriott Resort located just down the road from the Park. There is a special rate.
Planetarium shows, observing, and much more!


Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium
853 Bays Mountain Park Road
37660 Kingsport , TN
United States
Tennessee US

2018-10-13 (All day)

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Come enjoy free astronomy crafts and demonstrations presented by the Texas Tech SPS and GRASP student organizations.
Free refreshments will be provided.

Special shows selected just for Astronomy Day and discounted $2 admission to the planetarium all day.
Shows are as follows:
11:30 AM - Astrobreaks
12:30 PM - Secrets of the Cardboard Rocket
1:30 PM - A Special Astrobreaks featuring Dr. Robert Morehead of Texas Tech University Department of Physics and Astronomy
2:30 PM - Saturn, the Ringed World
3:30 PM - Legends of the Night Sky: Orion/Perseus and Andromeda

Affiliated club hosting this event:: Astronomy Day

Museum of Texas Tech University
3301 4th St
79415 Lubbock , TX
United States
Texas US

2018-10-13 (All day)

Astronomy Day starts at 12:00 noon at Schoonover Observatory with daytime observing of the Moon, Planets, and some Stars. Astronomy talks and videos will continue all day in the meeting room. There will be telescopes setup on the observing deck if weather permits. Night time viewing will be weather permitting.

Schoonover Observatory
670 N. Jefferson St.
45802 Lima , OH
United States
Ohio US

2018-10-13 12:00 to 17:00

Come and enjoy an afternoon of learning and fun. Learn about constellations and telescopes. Build your own planesphere.

Eureka McConnell Science Museum
1400 N 7th St
81501 Grand Junction , CO
United States
Colorado US

2018-10-13 14:00 to 23:45

The Fox Astronomical Observatory at Markham Park is closed while renovation continues on the building. We will have telescopes setup on the lawn for solar observing on Astronomy Day and for later use during our regular, Saturday nights’ Observing session. The Observatory is free but the park charges $1.50 entrance fee if you arrive before sunset. Our Observing sessions are weather permitting.

Fox Observatory
16001 West State Road
33326 Sunrise , FL
United States
Florida US

2018-10-13 18:30 to 21:30

Come and help us celebrate the fall National Astronomy Day! Enjoy the clear , dark skies of the Verde Valley looking at the late summer Milky Way. Bring along a friend or two and enjoy an evening under the stars. Astronomers will be setting up telescopes for a good night of viewing, but there are many wonders that can be easily seen without a telescope! There are many deep sky objects to see in the Milky Way up close through the telescopes of the Astronomers of Verde Valley.

Cottonwood Public Library
100 S 6th Street
86326 Cottonwood , AZ
United States
Arizona US

2018-10-20 (All day)

Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS) will have Astronomy Day events all afternoon and evening, including activities, demonstrations of planetarium programs, solar viewing at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center and evening lecture at the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek.

Stonecipher Astronomy Center
2200 Utah Street PO Box 331
54235 Sturgeon Bay , WI
United States
Wisconsin US

2018-10-20 02:00 to 11:00

Door Peninsula Astronomical Society is holding a Fall Astronomy Day on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Family and children's events will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, including hands on activities and a "Petting Zoo" for examining telescopes and binoculars. Planetarium demonstrations, observatory tours and solar viewing will also be available. At 7:00 in the evening, a lecture on Gravity Waves will be presented by Professor Michael Olson. Following the lecture, viewing will be available at the observatory.

Stonecipher Astronomy Center
2200 Utah Street PO Box 331
54235 Sturgeon Bay , WI
United States
Wisconsin US