Star Party Preparation

Notes to ensure a safe and enjoyable star party for all attendees

  • Dress warmly. Layers are encouraged.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Minimize flashlight use. Use a red night vision flashlight or cover a standard flashlight with red cellophane (volunteers will provide cellophane if needed).
  • Listen to advice and instructions. Park rangers and event volunteers are on hand to help everyone enjoy their experience.
  • Ask questions. Park rangers, astronomers, and volunteers will all be prepared to answer your questions.
  • Watch your step. Every effort will be made to ensure your safety but it will be very dark. Use your red night vision flashlight and don’t hesitate to ask for assistance.
  • Be mindful of others. There may be waiting lines at various times. Please be patient.
  • No pets, coolers, or folding chairs.

Three Star Parties During the Festival

Thursday - Sand Beach

Seawall Star Party - Friday

Saturday - Cadillac Star Party

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