Want to get together at a dark-sky location with dozens or even hundreds of astronomy enthusiasts and their telescopes? Then you’re looking for a star party! While astronomy clubs often have their own small star parties at their nearby observing locations, larger star parties are held at more remote site — with darker skies and better viewing conditions.
There are several dozen large star parties held in the United States every year, and even a couple right here in the Badger State.
Wisconsin Star Parties
- Wisconsin Observer’s Weekend in Waupaca, WI
- Northwoods Starfest in Fall Creek, WI
Near To Wisconsin Star Parties
- Iowa Star Party in Coon Rapids, IA
- Bootleg Star Parties (Spring and Fall) in Harmon, IL