DVAA Public Star Party

Come and observe what few on Earth have ever seen: planets, moons, constellations, nebulae, galaxies, star clusters, comets, meteors, satellites, double stars and more as seen through a variety of telescopes and binoculars.

Star Parties are a public service of the DVAA and are FREE!! Adults and children alike are welcome.

Our members setup and man a bunch of telescopes and binoculars for the public to use but feel free to bring out your equipment own as well. Also, if you're a noob or you haven't used your scope in a while we'll be happy to help you with setup and calibration. In either case, be prepared to learn a whole lot about the sky (The DVAA loves to talk astronomy!).

Comfort, Safety and Policy:

  • The star party ends at 11PM. All visitors must be off park grounds by 11PM; no exceptions!!
  • Novice stargazers are often surprised at how cold they can get while observing.
    •   For your own comfort and enjoyment, please remember to dress warmly!
  • The star party will NOT held if there are clouds, rain, etc.
    • Should the sky look iffy be sure to check the DVAA Hotline at (484) 367-5278 before heading out to the park.
  • For safety reasons, pets are not allowed on the observing field.
  • Our permit only allow us to hold star parties after the Model Airplane Club has quit the field; after sunset.
    • For your safety, please do not enter the field if model airplanes are flying!

2018 Date and Times

  • Jul 21 - 8:30 p.m. to 11p.m.
  • Aug 18 - 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Sep 15 - 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Oct 13 - 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Nov 17 - 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

For more information, contact the DVAA at 484-238-0960 or at their website http://www.dvaa.org

DVAA Public Star Party
  • 1400 N. Outer Line Dr
  • King of Prussia, PA 19406
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  • Valley Forge National Historical Park