Citywide Star Party (a Philadelphia Science Festival Event)

Friday, April 26, 2019 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Bring a picnic blanket and take a tour of the cosmos with local astronomers. As part of the Philadelphia Science Festival (, 23 venues around the city will host star parties with amateur astronomers coming out en mass with their telescopes to show locals the wonders of the night sky. Relaxing and stargazing from Philly’s most ethereal site is a perfect way to end the week. If you have your own telescope or binoculars, bring them along. Don’t forget to bring your own blankets, beach chairs, beverages and/or snacks!

The Citywide Star Party at Laurel Hill Cemetery will take place on Friday, April 26, 2019 weather permitting. Gates open at 7:30pm. Visitors can enter through Laurel Hill’s Gatehouse at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.

Admission is FREE and open to the public.