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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 Park. Stargazing will be held on a Friday or Saturday and will start at sunset at varying times

throughout the summer based on daylight. The times listed are approximate.

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.

2017 Stargazing Dates

Pensacola Beach Pavilion

June 2 & 3 at 7:30 p.m.

June 30 & July 1 at 7:30 p.m.

August 4 & 5  at 7:30 p.m.

September 1 & 2  at 6:30 p.m.

September 29 & 30 at 6:00  p.m.

October 27 & 28 at 6:00 p.m.

Fort Pickens at Battery Worth

June 23 at 7:30 p.m.

July 21 at 7:30 p.m.

August 18  at 8:00 p.m.

September 22  at 7:30 p.m.

October 20 at 7:00 p.m.