About LAS Star Parties
What are star parties?
In basic form, a star party is an informal gathering of people with one purpose in mind: to observe astronomical phenomena. Attendance is always optional and groups can be as small as two or as large as 30. Many members bring their own telescopes and related observing equipment, but one doesn't have to own any kind of telescope to enjoy an LAS star party. Members are eager to share their knowledge and celestial views with newcomers and experienced observers alike. Star parties are also an excellent place to learn about the night sky and to discover the types of views that diverse astronomical instruments provide. Of course, as any astronomer knows, star parties are highly weather dependent and we have yet to devise a telescope that can see through clouds!
The schedule of LAS Star Parties and other events can be found on our events calendar.
Guidelines for star parties supported by LAS