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Any time is a great time for enjoying the marvels of the universe. When special events occur, it is an especially fun and memorable time to enjoy the wonders of our sky.



On the second Saturday of every month, the Museum offers public observations at the Museum's Palmer Observatory. These Star Parties are hosted by members of the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit, who provide telescopes and their expert knowledge of the night sky.


  • Saturday, September 9
  • Saturday, October 14
  • Saturday, November 11
  • Saturday, December 9

From dusk to 10:00 PM
Admission: FREE for all



On the first Friday of the month, you can come see a quick planetarium show, hear a cool lecture, and catch up on all the outreach events of one of the nation's most active astronomy clubs. Find out more at

Friday, September 1

Friday, October 6

Friday, November 3

Friday, December 1

7:00 PM in Farrand Hall at the Museum

Free Admission.





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