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.
* Next Star Parties
Saturday, April 12
Saturday, May 10 (at the Camino Real Market Place)
Saturday, June 14
From dusk to 10:00 PM
Star Party Admission:
Members FREE; Non-members $2/adult and $1/child
In 2014 National Astronomy Day will be on Saturday, May 10 and the museum will join the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit to celebrate this day with an all-day astronomical event at the Camino Real Market Place.
From 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, activities will include solar viewing, mirror grinding workshop, astronomy hands-on activities and a free raffle for a 4.5" telescope!