Star Parties

Star Parties

Ever wanted to look at the night sky through a telescope? Come on out to a Star Party and see what's out there!

Science North and the Sudbury and North Bay Astronomy Clubs have a regular schedule of star parties throughout the year - everyone is welcome! You can gaze at the planets, the moon and other astronomical objects through powerful telescopes and binoculars. Learn how to find constellations and hear some of the mythological stories associated with them. Star parties are held outdoors in front of the small snowflake building at Science North unless noted otherwise. Please dress for the weather! In fall/winter/spring, it's a good idea to wear a warm coat, gloves/mitts and touque. In the summer, wear long pants and sleeves, and bring mosquito repellant.

All star parties are weather permitting. Please call the Star Party Hotline at (705) 522-3701 ext 243 on the day of the Star Party (after 5 pm) to check if the Star Party will going ahead or had to be canceled due to weather.

Offsite Star Parties

May 10th - 13th
Frozen Banana Star Party
Mew Lake Campground, Algonquin Provincial Park

June 7th -10th
New Moon in June
Grundy Lake Provincial Park

July 5th - 8th
Gateway to the Universe Star Party
Location TBA

August 23rd - 26th
Half the Night Star Party
Halfway Lake Provincial Park

September 22nd
Stars over Killarney
Killarney Provincial Park Observatory

October 20th
Observe the Moon and Orionid Meteor Shower
Science North