Summer Star Parties Events
We have completed our summer Star Party season for 2021. Check out the recordings below for what you missing.
Here is a list of recordings of the Star Parties in Spring and Summer 2021:
- Virtual Star Party, Thursday August 12 (Perseid Meteor Shower)
- Virtual Star Party, Friday July 9
- Virtual Star Party, Friday June 11
- Virtual Star Party, Friday March 12
- Virtual Star Party, Friday April 9
- Virtual Star Party, Friday, May 14
Like everyone else, our plans need to account for the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic. We plan to follow the direction of the government and advice of public health professionals to decide what we do. It is very important to us also that our patrons feel safe attending and all our volunteers feel comfortable helping with the event. We are going to default to virtual events this summer and if things improve we will transition.
Are you wondering how a virtual star party works?
Spring & Summer Star Party Schedule
In the spring and summer of 2021 we will be hosting virtual online star parties via Zoom on the second Fridays from March through July starting about half an hour after sunset. In August the Star Party will coincide with the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower on the night of August 12.
Friday, March 12 – 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CDT
Friday, April 9 – 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. CDT
Friday, May 14 – 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. CDT
Friday, June 11 -8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. CDT
Friday, July 9 -9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. CDT
Thursday, August 12 -8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. CDT (Perseid Meteor Shower)
We miss interacting with you in-person. This is the next best thing until we do that again. But there are also a few advantages to a virtual star party:
- We do them rain or shine. Clear skies are not a requirement to have one.
- We get to take you places you normally could not come in person. This includes neat apps we can share and views of a dark sky from our research observatory.
Last year we got to see all kinds of neat things. Check out the recordings of the Star Parties last fall for a taste.
To join us a virtual Star Party just join us on Zoom at:
Zoom Meeting ID: 970 0930 5382