2017 Star Party dates (Saturday)
March 18 - rain date March 25
April 22 - rain date April 29
May 20 - rain date May 27
June 17 - rain date June 24
July 15 - rain date July 22
August 19 - rain date August 26
September 16 - rain date September 23
October 14 - rain date October 21
November 11 - rain date November 18
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.