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Here is our 2013 / 2014 Schedule.
Click the locations below for dates and times.

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

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Public Program Locations

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
Rancho de los Caballeros
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.


The Holiday Telescope Help Seminar

Date:
TBD

Location:
TBD

The Holiday Telescope Help Seminar is a one night special class to help you with the assembly and operation of any telescope you may have. The goal of this class is to insure your telescope is properly assembled and that you understand the basic use and operation of the telescope. We will help you assemble it if you are having difficulty. You will learn how to align your telescope, use the various accessories, and find interesting objects to view, such as star clusters, nebula, and galaxies.

Seminar time: TBD

For more information and fees contact Stargazing For Everyone (623) 979-1393


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 11, 2014, starting at 7:30 PM
February 22, 2014, 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.

March 22, 2014, 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.

May 4, 2013, starting at 7:30 PM - NEW DATE
October 26, 2013,
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.

May 11, 2013, starting at 7:30 PM
January 25, 2014,
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.

August 31, 2013, starting at 7:30 PM - Cancelled due to weather
September 28, 2013, starting at 7:30 PM
February 8, 2014, starting at 7:30 PM

Call (623) 935 - 6056 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 12, 2013, starting at 7:30 PM

March 8, 2014, 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.

FRIDAY NIGHT May 10, 2013, starting at 7:30 PM - DATE CHANGE
March 29, 2014, starting at 7:30 PM
May 3, 2014, starting at 7:30 PM

Call (602) 372 - 7460 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 30, 2013, starting at 7:30 PM
April 12, 2014, 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.

January 3, 2014, ***FRIDAY*** starting at 7:30 PM
April 26, 2014, starting at 7:30 PM

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

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Rancho de los Caballeros Programs

Rancho de los Caballeros

Stargazing at Rancho de los Caballeros - stargaze under the dark Arizona skies in a classic western resort atmosphere. These programs are FREE and open to the general public. There will be telescope and binocular viewing at each program as weather permits. The program starts at 7:30 PM on the south lawn.

Please call the resort prior to attending.

The programs are from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM unless otherwise noted.

Call the resort to confirm dates and times for the Stargazing events.

December 27, 2013 - Friday, starting at 7:30 PM
March 12, 2014 - Wednesday, starting at 7:30 PM
April 3, 2014 - Thursday, starting at 7:30 PM
April 18, 2014 - Friday, starting at 7:30 PM

Rancho de los Caballeros is located at 1551 S. Vulture Mine Road, Wickenburg, Arizona 85390.

Call (928) 684 - 5484 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. There will be telescope and binocular viewing after each program as weather permits. The presentation is in the main auditorium starting at 7 PM with the telescope viewing on the sidewalk in front of the library.

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

June 2, 2014
July 7, 2014
August 4, 2014

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

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

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 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). This is an outdoor program, bring lawn chairs or blankets for your seating comfort. Equipment will be available for wheelchair access viewing. We encourage you to bring your binoculars and enjoy the views with us.

The multi-media presentation starts at 7:30 PM, unless otherwise noted, followed by telescope viewing as weather permits.

All Stargazing programs are on Saturday Nights unless otherwise noted.

November 9, 2013 - Revised Date
November 23, 2013
January 4, 2014
January 18, 2014
February 1, 2014
February 15, 2104
March 1, 2014
March 15, 2014
April 5, 2014
May 10, 2014 National Astronomy Day
June 7, 2014
June 21, 2014

Saturday StarLab Planetarium Programs

Go inside the StarLab Planetarium dome and you are transported into a night sky environment for an exciting and educational adventure. Learn about the stars, constellations, the moon, planets, deep space objects, celestial coordinates, the seasons, multicultural folklore/mythology, and much more.

All Planetarium programs are on Saturday.

The planetarium entry times are 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM.



November 30, 2013
December 28, 2013
January 25, 2014
February 22, 2014
March 22, 2014
April 12, 2014
May 10, 2014 National Astronomy Day
June 14, 2014

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For more information

call Tony or Carole at (623) 979 - 1393,

or e-mail to: Tony@stargazingforeveryone.com