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Starry, Starry Nights

Stargazing on Pensacola Beach

Discover the greatness of the night sky on beautiful Pensacola Beach. The Escambia Amateur Astronomers’ Association will offer free star gazing at the Gulfside Pavilion and at Ft. Picken’s Battery Worth parking lot. Stargazing will be held on Friday and Saturday at the Gulfside Pavilion and on Friday at Battery Worth parking lot at Ft. Picken’s. Stargazing will begin around sunset at varying times throughout the summer based on daylight. The times listed are approximate for both venues. The second number listed for Ft. Picken’s Battery Worth ( ) is a “rain date” if the day before is rained out or too many clouds.

Volunteers will set up nearly 20 telescopes ranging in strength and size from duplicates of Galileo’s original telescope to today’s incredible

large-scope devices for the public to take a peek at wonders such as Jupiter, the Milky Way and other galaxies.

For more information about Stargazing events call Dewey Barker at (850) 450-7767.

2018 Stargazing Dates

Pensacola Beach Pavilion

April 20 & 21 at 7:30 p.m.

May 18 & 19 at 7:30 p.m.

June 2 & 3  at 7:30 p.m.

June 22 & 23  at 7:30 p.m.

July 20 & 21 at 7:30  p.m.

August 17 & 18 at 7:30 p.m.

September 14 & 15 at 6:30 p.m.

October 19 & 20 at 6:00 p.m.

Fort Pickens at Battery Worth

April 13 (14) at 7:30 p.m.

May 11 (12) at 7:30 p.m.

June 15 (16) at 7:30 p.m.

July 13 (14) at 7:30 p.m.

August 10 (11) at 7:30 p.m.

September 7 (8) at 6:30 p.m.

October 5 (6) at 6:00 p.m.