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Space For Us: Star Party

July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


July 20 | 8-10 p.m. | North Lawn
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Oklahoma Contemporary and Space For Us founder Cheyenne Smith present Space For Us: Star Party, a night of stargazing and art.

Join us on the North Lawn to connect with the cosmos and learn about the fascinating universe we live in! You’ll have a chance to explore the stars with experienced astronomers and take part in a sky scavenger hunt, searching for and identifying specific celestial objects and constellations. Enjoy refreshments and music, and engage in meaningful conversations about the cross-sections of space and art.

New to stargazing? You can learn the basics of how to use a telescope and binoculars to investigate the night sky, guided by knowledgeable volunteers and instructors. Amateur astronomer? Enhance the experience by bringing your own telescopes, binoculars, preferred star maps and a red flashlight. We’ll also have telescopes available for use and volunteers on hand to assist.

The evening will include space sonification excerpted from When the Stars Came Down to Earth, a video by Crystal Z Campbell and Nathan Young.

Space For Us: Star Party is a program in response to ArtNow: The Soul Is a Wanderer, on view in the Eleanor Kirkpatrick Main Gallery starting June 22.

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About Space For Us
Space For Us is dedicated to making STEAM resources and careers in space sciences more visible and accessible to underserved communities, particularly minorities and BIPOC individuals of all ages, while also promoting dark sky protection and advocacy. We believe that everyone, regardless of their background, should have the opportunity to explore and contribute to the infinite possibilities of space exploration and astronomy. Our mission is to empower and inspire the next generation of diverse space enthusiasts and professionals, and to foster an equitable and inclusive environment within space sciences and related fields. Through innovative programs and partnerships, we strive to ignite curiosity, build skills, expand opportunities, and foster an understanding of the importance of dark sky for all who share our passion for the wonders of the cosmos.

Image of the moon against a purple background with "Lunar Sooners" written above. A silhouette of a person sitting at a telescope is in front of the moon.

About Lunar Sooners
Lunar Sooners is a registered student organization with the University of Oklahoma. Its members consist of graduate and undergraduate students in the Physics & Astronomy Department with a mission to share the excitement of scientific discovery with fellow Oklahomans.

Lunar Sooners provide interactive demonstrations, lectures, question and answer panels, and star gazing events free of charge to any group in Oklahoma. Lunar Sooner also has free weekly star parties every Wednesday night during the semester on the OU campus open to the public! Learn more about Lunar Sooner events at www.ou.edu/lunarsooners.

White logo on a black background reads "Oklahoma City Astronomy Club" with a telescope and crescent moon

About Oklahoma City Astronomy Club
Founded in 1958, the Oklahoma City Astronomy Club seeks to bring the wonders of the universe to everyone firsthand. The club provides educational opportunities to the public, helping astronomers of all levels participate in the hobby and contribute data and scientific research to the astronomical community.

The Oklahoma City Astronomy Club is a member of the Southwestern Region of the Astronomical League and hosts the Okie-Tex Star Party, which is consistently rated as one of America’s Top 10 Star Parties!

Disclaimer: Please note that the Star Party event scheduled for July 20, 2023 may be subject to cancellation or changes due to unforeseen weather conditions. The safety and enjoyment of our participants and attendees is our priority. While we make every effort to proceed with the event as planned, certain weather conditions such as heavy rain, storms or poor visibility may necessitate the cancellation, postponement or alteration of the Star Party. Our rain date is Aug. 3, 8-10 p.m.


July 20
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Oklahoma Contemporary
3000 General Pershing Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73107 United States
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