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 current Star Party is scheduled for October 27th, 2023*. The following Star Party is aimed for April 26th, 2024. Please check the events calendar for updates.


*Due to an unexpected campus closure during the evening of October 27th, the fall Star Party has been rescheduled for Friday, November 3rd, 2023.

Students spelling out "STAR" with light sticks.