Here you can find all kinds of astronomy-related activities from South Florida groups, schools, national, regional and local parks and from people just like you. We invite you to participate and enjoy every one of them…
SCAS FREE STAR PARTIES at dusk three times per month, except on those weekends which fall on NEW MOON……On those dates look for other events and activities.
Bill Sadowsky Park, 17555 SW 79th Ave. Palmetto Bay, Fl. 33157
Bring family, friends, faculty, students, future astronomers, chairs, binoculars, telescopes, bug repellent, jackets and dress appropriately. Tour the dark, winter star-studded sky in SCAS hi-tech equipment. No white lights, lasers, litter, alcohol or pets. Park in the parking lot and walk over to the observing pad. Observing at Bill Sadowski Park will be closed on new moon Saturdays (June 9th) so we may use our dark sky facility in the Redlands. Please watch our Facebook page and our website for all future events, updates and cancellations.
On one Saturday each month, come to the New Moon Star Party, dusk til 10 p.m. hosted by Southern Cross Astros. Bring family, friends, chairs, binoculars, bug repellent to the D’Auria Observatory. Hi-tech SCAS equipment will be focused on the stars and deep sky wonders that the Winter skies have to offer. The D’Auria Dark Sky Observatory is located at 23325 SW 217 Avenue, Homestead, 33031. Please remember to park outside the gate. NO public vehicle traffic is permitted on the field. NO lasers, lights, litter, alcohol or pets. Sadowski Park Star Party, Palmetto Bay will be closed. For information call 305-661-1375 or 305-439-1351. All cancellations will be posted on the SCAS Facebook page prior to the start of any star party. SADOWSKI PARK WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE NEW MOON STAR PARTY!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26th Southern Cross will hold a Halloween Star Party 7-10 p.m. in the dark outback of the Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187 Ave. Homestead. Tram rides through the Park, songs by a campfire, snacks and more! Free Family Fun! 305-247-5727.
The 2019 Winter Star Party will be held at Camp Weesumkee February 4th through February 10th 2019. This will be our long awaited return to the Florida Keys so register early as we are expecting a big crowd. Please register for your tickets and pre-order your official Winter Star Party merchandise.
One of the most advanced spaces like it in the U.S., the cutting-edge 250-seat Frost Planetarium takes you on visual joyrides that both thrill and educate. Though it might seem like you’re really hurtling through space or weaving through a coral reef or DNA strand, that ultra-real immersive experience is the result of a 16-million-color 8K visual system using six 3D-capable projectors and surround sound. The dome is tilted forward at 23.5 degrees, allowing its 67-foot span to fill your field of vision as if you’re flying—imagery comes at you from above, below and the peripheral edges, creating a nearly 360-degree view of whatever world you’re in. In addition to outstanding shows, our staff-led programming allows school groups to travel to the planet or galaxy of their choice. Frost Planetarium also displays spellbinding laser light events, innovative live programming and is available for private presentations. Please arrive 15 minutes before show time. No admittance after Frost Planetarium doors close. No food, drink or strollers allowed inside.
This activity is normally Friday night, at Homestead Farmers Market, 12690 SW 280th St, Homestead, FL 33033. Always check their Facebook page before leaving, in case of weather cancellation.
If you have a telescope or binoculars, please bring them. If not just bring your eyes and be prepared to enjoy the wonders hidden in our skies. All lovers of astronomy, science, and the sky are welcome here. All nationalities (including aliens), races, ages (any hair color, even no hair), religious feelings, and sexual preferences are welcome. Nice people sharing and discussing astronomy is all that is expected. Feel free to invite friends.
Buehler Planetarium: The Buehler Planetarium is currently closed for an exciting renovation. But you can still join us at the Buehler Planetarium every Wednesday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Stop by during that time and enjoy what we can see in the sky. Teachers are encouraged to book an outreach visit with our portable planetarium and to arrange field trips to Buehler Planetarium. The Broward College Observatory: The powerful telescopes in our observatory are just outside the Planetarium in the patio. See the planets, nebulae and the moon in unparalleled detail (weather permitting) during evening observation hours, after our evening shows. All observations are free and open to the public.
Hours & Contact Info, Evening Observation Hours, Wednesday: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Office Hours: Weekdays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Phone: (954) 201-6681
We will celebrate Astronomy Day with a fun creative project. Wed, October 10, 2018. 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT . Bring the kids for a fun day out and be part of the IKEA Miami Kids’ Club, a FREE, family-friendly service for children ages 3 – 12. Activity to take place in the restaurant. These activities are an exclusive benefit for IKEA FAMILY Members. Show your IKEA FAMILY Member card at the activity to participate. This is not a drop off site; parents and/or guardians must be present during the activity. Please arrive on time. Please remember to bring your IKEA Miami Kids’ Club card to mark your participation.
PLEASE NOTE: Fox Astronomical Observatory at Markham Park is closed while renovation work continues on the building. At this time the scopes inside the building have been removed, but there will be member-owned telescopes set up on the property and available during our regular Saturday night observing sessions, weather permitting. At this time Broward County cannot give us a date when the building will reopen. Please check our Facebook page for notice of cancellation due to inclement weather during this period. Stop by and see what’s up any Saturday night, we’re looking forward to sharing the South Florida night sky with you. We’ll generally open the observatory around dusk and typically wind things down by midnight. If you arrive at the park before Sunset the toll taker at the front entrance will be able to direct you to the Fox Observatory inside the park. If you arrive after Sunset there will be nobody at the front entrance – just come right on through. When you get to the 4-way stop, turn left, then take the first right, come to the end of the circle. The observatory will be the flat roof building with the red lights. If you arrive before Sunset the park charges an entrance fee of $1.50 per person. We do not charge an admission fee to the observatory.
The Astronomy Club aims to provide students with the opportunity to view planets, stars, and NEO (near earth objects) in a relaxed, friendly, student-run atmosphere. Meeting Time: Sunday 7:00 pm Recurring Bi-Monthly. Location: Mechanical Engineering 215. Organization Email Address:
December 8, January 5th, February 2nd & March 2nd , 2019 – NAPLES FLORIDA REGION Collier-Seminole State Park:
5:15pm to 9:00pm EST. Weather permitting, subject to cancellation. Call on event day for update. (239) 394-3397 Bring your chairs and enjoy a relaxing night under the stars at Collier-Seminole State Park. You will be viewing the night skies with the Everglades Astronomical Society. There will be an interpretive presentation followed by constellation viewing using telescopes to view stars, galaxies, planets, nebulae. Come watch the night sky open up to you! AMAZING Admittance: $5 per vehicle Location: Collier-Seminole State Park 20200 Tamiami Trail E. • Naples FL 34114 • (239) 394-3397