At Palmer Observatory
Join us for a tour of the night sky! Use our telescopes—including the 20-inch state-of-the-art telescope in the Palmer Observatory—to get a close-up view of planets, galaxies, nebulae and much more while astronomers from the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit share cosmic knowledge and answer your questions.
Star Parties occur on the second Saturday of each month, from dusk until 10:00 PM, weather permitting.
Admission is free.
If the forecast seems too cloudy for stargazing, check our Space Sciences & Planetarium page before you leave home to see if the party is still happening.