Star Parties

The Astronomy Department, in conjunction with student clubs hosts a Star Party once a semester. This event is open to both the campus community and the public at large. Activities usually involve telescope observations, free food, costumes, fun games, and occasionally an astronomy presentation.

Star parties in the fall semester are usually scheduled for mid-to-late October, and in the spring mid-to-late April.


The next Star Party is aimed for April 12th, 2024, with May 3rd as a backup date. Please check the events calendar for updates.

Update: the Star Party has been postponed to May 3rd.


Students spelling out "STAR" with light sticks.

Star party guests celebrating around the telescopes with light sticks