Stargazing Night

Jun 06, 2024 - 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Stanford Student Observatory (44 Vista Lane). Register here

Stargazing flyer June 6

Join us for a stargazing night at the Stanford Student Observatory and observe a variety of celestial objects through different telescopes!

Register here

Would you like to visit the Stanford Student Observatory? Join us to observe planets, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies through different telescopes! This event is free, open to everyone, and by registration only.

All stargazing nights are weather permitting. Detailed observing plan and list of targets will be announced soon.

Directions & Parking

The stargazing night will take place at the Stanford Student Observatory (44 Vista Lane, Palo Alto, CA 94305).

If you plan to drive, you are welcome to park at the Carnegie Foundation parking lots or the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) parking lot if arriving between 7-9:30pm. The gates to the parking lots open at 7pm. If all lots are full, you can park in front of the big black gate on Vista Lane: park your car in the open area on the left (the golf course should be on your right) and walk around the gate. Please expect ~5 minutes of walking uphill after the gate. 

If you plan to walk, bike, skateboard, or scoot, you are welcome to bring your bike/skateboard/scooter to the observatory and lock them up there. Please expect ~5 minutes of walking uphill after the gate.