2018 Star Party dates (Saturday)
3/17 - rain date 3/24
4/14 - rain date 4/21
5/12 - rain date 5/19
6/9 - rain date 6/16
7/7 - rain date 7/14
8/4 - rain date 8/11
9/8 - rain date 9/15
10/6 - rain date 10/13
11/3 - rain date 11/10
Starway to Heaven is our monthly observing night at The Meadow in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River, NY. Here's a map.
We typically set up and start observing within a half hour after sunset. You can find the time for sunset at Ward Pound Ridge here.
On the day we observe, you can see a map of what's in the sky that night here.
Our star parties are free and open to the public through the generosity of the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. We encourage you to bring your telescope, especially if you need help using or setting it up.
Don't have a telescope? You can look through our members' equipment.
Call 877-456-5778 for weather cancellations. A good rule of thumb: Don't show up if you can't count more than 10 bright stars. The Clear Sky Clock for Ward Pound Ridge is a good predictor of the night sky conditions.
To ensure everyone enjoys the night sky safely and securely, please read our Star Party Dos and Don'ts.
The WAA cannot guarantee the turnout of members and telescopes during the winter months.