Stellar Vista Observatory hosts monthly star parties that are free and open to the public. Our goal is to create opportunities for families, friends, and individuals to learn together and marvel at the beauty of the night sky. Our passionate volunteer astronomers are on hand to guide you through a fascinating journey of discovery.
We always have telescopes and binoculars set up to help you get great views of the cosmos. If you own a telescope, feel free to arrive early and set it up. If you’d like to learn how to use your telescope more effectively, just let us know, and we will gladly assist you!
Not sure what to bring to the star party? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Upcoming Star Parties
|October 7, 2023||Grand Circle Trailfest (star party open to the public)||Jacob Hamblin Park||8:00pm|
|October 14, 2023||Annular Solar Eclipse (Peak 10:28-10:31) in conjunction with Red Rocktoberfest||Kanab Center||10am-10:45am|
|October 14, 2023||Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, the Milky Way, and Draconid Meteors||Jackson Flat Reservoir||9:00pm|
|November 20, 2023||Appulse of Saturn and 57% Moon (2 deg. 29 min.), Leonids and Geminids||Jackson Flat Reservoir||7:00pm|
|December 13, 2023||Geminid Meteor Shower Peak, 1% Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune visible||Jackson Flat Reservoir||7:00pm|
If you would like to schedule a Night Sky Experience on a date other than our public star parties, click here to reserve a private Night Sky Experience.