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

DateDescriptionLocationStart Time*
October 7, 2023Grand Circle Trailfest (star party open to the public)Jacob Hamblin Park8:00pm
October 14, 2023Annular Solar Eclipse (Peak 10:28-10:31) in conjunction with Red RocktoberfestKanab Center10am-10:45am
October 14, 2023Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, the Milky Way, and Draconid MeteorsJackson Flat Reservoir9:00pm
November 20, 2023 Appulse of Saturn and 57% Moon (2 deg. 29 min.), Leonids and GeminidsJackson Flat Reservoir7:00pm
December 13, 2023Geminid Meteor Shower Peak, 1% Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune visibleJackson Flat Reservoir7:00pm
* All times are Utah time unless otherwise noted

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.