Star Party

  • Overview

    From common astronomical occurrences to rare cosmic phenomena, join us to learn about our solar system and beyond.

    Join SCI staff and members of the Des Moines Astronomical Society to observe celestial objects, colorful double stars and star clusters, meteor showers and more through high-powered telescopes!

    • Friday, November 13, 6:30-8:30 pm at SCI - TENTATIVE
      Old Moon, Jupiter and Mars
    • Saturday, December 12, 6:30-8:30 pm at Ewing Park - TENTATIVE
      Geminids Meteor Shower and Old Moon

    PLEASE NOTE: Star Parties are weather dependent and are subject to cancellation. Check the SCI website and Facebook for updates on the event.

    Star Parties are offered through a partnership with Des Moines Parks & Recreation and volunteers from the Des Moines Astronomical Society. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact