Star Party at Kartchner Caverns!

Kartchner Caverns State Park

June 1 | Sept. 7 | Oct. 5 | Nov. 2, 2024   1 - 9 p.m.

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Want to learn more about the stars and planets? Do you have any little ones curious about the cosmos? Then head to Kartchner Caverns, an International Dark Sky Park, for a star party!

Star parties are popular draws for people who want to take advantage of the chance to learn from knowledgeable and experienced local astronomers.

Volunteers from the Huachuca Astronomy Club will be setting up telescopes and sharing their vast knowledge of planets, stars and star clusters, nebulae, and other wonders to be seen in the dark night sky.

There is no additional program cost but standard park entry fees apply ($7 per vehicle), except for Arizona State Park annual pass holders, or visitors with cave tour or camping reservations. Dress appropriately for the weather. Bring a red light flashlight or ask a ranger for a filter. The event is weather permitting; inclement weather or poor viewing conditions may result in cancelation.

2024 Star Party Schedule

May 4 from 1-9 p.m., featuring speaker Dr. Kaitlin Krater from 5-6 p.m.

June 1 from 6-10 p.m.

September 7 from 1-9:30 p.m.

October 5 from 1-9 p.m., featuring a guest speaker from 5-6 p.m.

November 2 from 1-9 p.m.