Star Parties

A large group of people sitting in chairs in a barn.

Octagon Barn star parties are held monthly on a Friday night from April-November.


Friday, June 7, 2024 - 8:00 p.m. - Dr. Vivek Jain - Particle  Physics

Friday, July 5, 2024 - 8:00 p.m. - Dr. Mindy Townsend - Losing the Dark - The Importance of Dark Skies to Astronomy, Nature, and Us.

Friday, August 2, 2024 - 8:00 p.m. - Dr. Evan Halstead - 30 Meter Telescope Controversy

Friday, September 6, 2024 - 7:00 p.m. - Dr. Rose Finn - Virgo Galaxy Cluster

Friday, October 4, 2024 - 7:00 p.m. - Dr. Nancy Taylor

Friday, November 1, 2024 - TBD


Pricing: FREE Admission – Donations to help support Dudley Observatory are graciously accepted.

Sponsored by the Lauterbach Pokorny family.

Address: 588 Middle Road, Delanson, NY 12053

Join us for an astronomy lesson and dark sky observing at the Octagon Barn in Delanson, NY!

Programs include a 1 hour talk by local astronomy enthusiasts, followed by a star party if the weather is clear. If you want to see the Milky Way this is the place to be!

Amateur astronomers and families are invited to bring binoculars or telescopes. Family friendly.  Programs will be held rain or shine.

A woman looking through a telescope at night.