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Star Parties

Star Parties offer the community an opportunity to experience our unique facility and learn more about our ongoing research. We kick off each academic year with a welcome back star party, followed by three talks each focused on a different theme. We end the year with a final star party and host an annual Key West style star party in the summer. In addition to the latest NASA updates, the events feature door prizes, snacks and tours of the center.


All Star Parties will be at 8pm. There will be live music by Dr. James Webb, telescope observing opportunities (weather permitting), tours of the center, NASA updates, and door prizes.

Refreshments and light bites will also be available at the observatory. These events are free and open to the public.