The Star Party at Gorges State Park is part of a Statewide Star Party Event. As part of the North Carolina Science Festival, our Star Party will allow future astronomers (kids + adults) and astronomy enthusiasts (amateurs + professionals) a chance to view constellations, planets and deep sky objects in one of the darkest settings in WNC.
Provided Telescopes We are providing telescopes so anyone can enjoy this event and stargaze! Please scroll down to register so we know how much equipment is needed.
Bring your own Telescope There will be a designated area for astronomy enthusiasts in the parking lot so there will be no need to haul your equipment anywhere. Registration is required if you plan to bring your own telescope so we can save enough space!
Just like every event at Gorges State Park, this event is totally free! We are requiring registrations so we may plan accordingly. Whether you are planning to attend and would like to use the provided equipment or are planning to bring your own telescope and would like to secure your spot, please fill out the form below.