Rocky Mountain Star Stare

The Premier Star Party of the Rocky Mountains

June 21st – 25th, 2017

Event Information

The Rocky Mountain Star Stare is an annual premiere star party sponsored by the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society. Held every summer, RMSS has been one of the nation's premier star parties for the last 30 years. RMSS annually hosts 350+ amateur and professional astronomers and is located southwest of Colorado Springs between the Sangre de Cristo & Wet mountain ranges at 7600 feet above sea level.
Go to Activities


  • 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
Go to Meals & Vendors

Meals & Vendors

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 Top Meteorite and Bob’s Knobs as two of our vendors!

Go to Accommodations


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.

Go to Fees


Early registration is $45 for adults and $20 for children when you register online by June 7, 2017. After that, on-site registration is $65 for adults and $30 for children.

Children 6 and younger are FREE, when accompanied by parent.


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.