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Star Party Sept. 10 - CANCELED

At the Museum | Palmer Observatory

September 10, 2022 / 8:00 PM–10:00 PM

Please note that the Sept. 10 Star Party has been called off due to expected cloud cover and potential rain. Mark your calendars for next month, Oct. 8 at 7:30 PM.


The Palmer Observatory will open its doors and its roof to share a remarkable view of the wonders of the night sky through our state-of-the-art 20-inch telescope.

Join Museum astronomy staff and members of the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit for an evening of craters on the Moon, nebulas, galaxies, and more.

This event is free and appropriate for all audiences. The Star Party may be cancelled due to cloudy skies or rain. Due to the use of shared telescopes, masks are required.

Related Exhibition: Palmer Observatory