Rocky Mountain Star Stare

The Premier Star Party of the Rocky Mountains

June 13th – 17th, 2018

Event Information

Rocky Mountain Star Stare is an annual premiere star party sponsored by the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society. Located on 35 acres of land, RMSS's "Starry Meadows" is conveniently located just over two hours southwest of Colorado Springs (just outside of Gardner, CO), between the Sangre de Cristo and Wet mountain ranges, at an altitude of 7,612 feet above sea level. RMSS annually plays host to 350+ amateur and professional astronomers, family and friends."   Learn more...
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  • Pristine dark-sky observing
  • National-level scientific speakers
  • Presentations from beginners and seasoned veterans alike
  • Annual photo contest
  • ATM walkabout
  • Kids activities & games
  • Door prizes & raffle

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Go to Meals & Vendors

Meals & Vendors

La Plaza food trucks will be on-site and Saturday morning will feature a pancake breakfast from the Boy Scouts.

This year we are proud to have Lumicon, Farpoint, Top Meteorite, and Bob’s Knobs as some of our vendors!

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We have space for your tent, camper, trailer, or RV. There are portable toilets available for the comfort of our guests. If you prefer, hotels and RV sites are available in nearby Walsenburg and Westcliffe.

The “Town Hall” building houses a vendor area, check-in/registration, and the presentation center for speakers and workshops.

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Go to Fees


Early registration is $45 for adults and $20 for children when you register online by May 7, 2018. After that, on-site registration is $67 for adults and $31 for children.

Children 12 and younger are FREE, when accompanied by parent.

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Just outside Gardner, CO

RMSS is held on a 35-acre, extreme dark-sky location we call "Starry Meadows". It is about 2 hours southwest from downtown Colorado Springs.