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Public Programs

Here is the 2016 / 2017 Schedule.
Click the locations below for dates and times.

*** Printable Public Program Schedule ***

Note: TIMES and DATES are subject to change.
ALL programs should be confirmed by calling the appropriate location.
Telescope viewing as weather permits.

We have special equipment for wheelchair access viewing.

Please call and identify any special needs
prior to attending one of our public programs.


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Public Program Locations

Buckeye Skyline Park
Cave Creek Recreation Area
Challenger Space Center
Estrella Mountain Park
Glendale Public Library
Lake Pleasant Main Visitor Center
Lake Pleasant Outdoor Education Center
McDowell Mountain Park
San Tan Mountain Park
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation area
Usery Mountain Park
White Tank Mountain Park

Come watch the sky with us! Come look through telescopes and enjoy a slide presentation under the stars. Learn the names of stars, see the constellations, and listen to stories of the night sky. When visible, view the craters of the moon, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and the rings of Saturn. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for your comfort. We will have information about the Challenger Learning Center of Arizona, telescopes will be setup to view the night sky, and we will be doing a slide program on the night sky. This is a fun night out, come alone or bring your entire family or group. This is a fun, exciting, family activity, we hope to see you at one of these events. We encourage you to bring your binoculars and enjoy the views from these great locations.

We have special equipment for wheelchair access viewing.
Please call and identify any special needs prior to attending one of our public programs.


Usery Mountain Park Programs

Usery Mountain Park

There is a small, per car, park entry fee, contact the parks for information and directions. There is no additional fee for the Stargazing Programs. These are open to the public with no reservations required.

All programs are on Saturday Nights unless otherwise noted.

January 21, 2017, starting at 7:30 PM
April 22, 2017, starting at 7:30 PM

Call (480) 984 - 0032 for information and directions.

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McDowell Mountain Park Programs

McDowell Mountain Park

There is a small, per car, park entry fee, contact the parks for information and directions. There is no additional fee for the Stargazing Programs. These are open to the public with no reservations required.

All programs are on Saturday Nights unless otherwise noted.

February 4, 2017, starting at 7:30 PM

Call (480) 471 - 0173 for information and directions.

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Cave Creek Recreation Area Programs

Cave Creek Recreation Area

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There is a small, per car, park entry fee, contact the parks for information and directions. There is no additional fee for the Stargazing Programs. These are open to the public with no reservations required.

All programs are on Saturday Nights unless otherwise noted.

October 22, 2016, starting at 7:30 PM

Call (623) 465 - 0431 for information and directions.

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Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area Programs

Spur Cross Conservation Area

There is a small, per car, park entry fee, contact the parks for information and directions. There is no additional fee for the Stargazing Programs. These are open to the public with no reservations required.

All programs are on Saturday Nights unless otherwise noted.

February 18, 2017, starting at 7:30 PM

Call (480) 488 - 6623 for information and directions.

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White Tank Mountain Park Programs

White Tank Mountain Park

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There is a small, per car, park entry fee, contact the parks for information and directions. There is no additional fee for the Stargazing Programs. These are open to the public with no reservations required.

All programs are on Saturday Nights unless otherwise noted.

September 17, 2016, starting at 7:30 PM
January 28, 2017, starting at 7:30 PM
May 20, 2017, starting at 7:30 PM

Call (623) 935 - 2505 for information and directions.

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Lake Pleasant Outdoor Education Center Programs

Lake Pleasant Desert Outdoor Education Center

There is a small, per car, park entry fee, contact the parks for information and directions. There is no additional fee for the Stargazing Programs. These are open to the public with no reservations required.

All programs are on Saturday Nights unless otherwise noted.

October 1, 2016, starting at 7:30 PM
March 18, 2017, starting at 7:30 PM

Call (602) 372 - 7470 for information and directions.

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Lake Pleasant Main Visitor Center Programs

Lake Pleasant Regional Park

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There is a small, per car, park entry fee, contact the parks for information and directions. There is no additional fee for the Stargazing Programs. These are open to the public with no reservations required.

All programs are on Saturday Nights unless otherwise noted.

October 29, 2016, starting at 7:30 PM
April 1, 2017, starting at 7:30 PM

Call (928) 501 - 1710 for information and directions.

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Estrella Mountain Park Programs

Estrella Mountain Park

There is a small, per car, park entry fee, contact the parks for information and directions. There is no additional fee for the Stargazing Programs. These are open to the public with no reservations required.

All programs are on Saturday Nights unless otherwise noted.

November 19, 2016, starting at 7:30 PM
April 29, 2017, starting at 7:30 PM

Call (623) 932 - 3811 for information and directions.

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San Tan Mountain Park Programs

San Tan Mountain Park

There is a small, per car, park entry fee, contact the parks for information and directions. There is no additional fee for the Stargazing Programs. These are open to the public with no reservations required.

All programs are on Saturday Nights unless otherwise noted.

*** Friday, May 13, 2016, starting at 7:30 PM ***

November 26, 2016, starting at 7:30 PM
March 25, 2017, starting at 7:30 PM

Call (480) 655 - 5554 for information and directions.

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Buckeye Skyline Park Programs

Buckeye Skyline Park

Stargazing at Buckeye Skyline Park - stargaze under the dark Arizona skies. These programs are FREE and open to the general public with no reservations required. There will be telescope and binocular viewing at each program as weather permits.

Please call the Park prior to attending.

All programs are on Saturday Nights unless otherwise noted.

June 18, 2016, starting at 7:30 PM
September 10, 2016, starting at 7:30 PM
December 10, 2016, starting at 7:30 PM
March 4, 2017, starting at 7:30 PM

Buckeye Skyline Park is located at 2600 North Watson Road, Buckeye, Arizona 85396.

Call (623) 349 - 6350 for information and directions.

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Glendale Public Library Programs

Glendale Public Library

Summer Stargazing at the Glendale Library. Learn what you can see each month from your backyard and get the latest JPL/NASA space program status and discoveries. These programs are FREE and open to the public with no reservations required. The presentation is in the main auditorium starting at 7 PM with the telescope viewing on the sidewalk in front of the library. There will be telescope and binocular viewing after each program as weather permits.

The programs are from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Monday nights unless otherwise noted.

June 6, 2016, Monday, starting at 7 PM
July 11, 2016, Monday, starting at 7 PM
August 8, 2016, Monday, starting at 7 PM

The Glendale Public Library is located at 5959 West Brown Street, in Glendale.

Call (623) 930 - 3530 for information and directions.

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Challenger Space Center Programs

Challenger Space Center

Family Stargazing Nights

This is a fun family evening to enjoy the great Arizona night sky. This program is open to the general public with no reservations needed. There is a multi-media presentation in the Center's rotunda on the constellations and planets, with information on upcoming sky events to watch for. The presentation will include stories of the night sky (folklore from many different cultures). Then join us to look through telescopes at various night sky objects (the moon, planets, star clusters, galaxies). The telescope viewing is outdoors, bring lawn chairs or blankets for your seating comfort. We encourage you to bring your binoculars and enjoy the views with us.

The Center's doors open at 6:30 PM.
The multi-media presentation starts at 7:30 PM indoors.
There will be telescope and binocular viewing after the presentation as weather permits.

All Stargazing programs are on Saturday Nights unless otherwise noted.

May 21, 2016
July 9, 2016
August 13, 2016
September 3, 2016
October 8, 2016
November 12, 2016

February 11, 2017
March 11, 2017
April 8, 2017
May 13, 2017
July 8, 2017
August 12, 2017
September 9, 2017
October 14, 2017
November 11, 2017

Call (623) 322-2001 for information, directions, and fees for all programs.

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For more information

call Tony or Carole at (623) 979 - 1393

or e-mail to: Tony@stargazingforeveryone.com


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