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Upcoming Events

Where in the world is Celestron? When you want to find us, check here to see what we're up to in the coming months and if we're going to be in your area for a trade show, star party, or other event. Be sure to come out and say hi!

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December 4-6, 2014 - NSTA Regional Conference

NSTA conferences offer the latest in science content, teaching strategy, and research to enhance and expand your professional growth. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to collaborate with science education leaders and your peers.

November 20-23, 2014 - Central Valley Birding Symposium

No matter what you are looking for, you are sure to find it at the Birding Nature Fair and Art Show located in the Stockton Hilton Hotel. We will have many vendors and artists from across the state selling their goods. The items will range from books & software, clothing, optics to fine arts and collectibles. Vendors are available to help you find that perfect birding gear, gift or equipment.

November 18-23, 2014 - Festival of the Cranes

We are in the preliminary stages of planning another wonderful Festival of the Cranes for 2014. Our 2014 Festival Artist is Sandra Corless.

November 16, 2014 - UCLA Exploring Your Universe Day

Exploring Your Universe (EYU) is a FREE public outreach event held on the UCLA campus every year in the Fall that showcases science from departments across UCLA through hundreds of fun, hands-on activities, demonstrations and experiments for all ages. With wide involvement from students, staff and faculty, EYU has quickly become the main science outreach event at the university. In addition to hands-on demonstrations and experiments, there is a lecture series, a planetarium show, a physics show, and access to rare fossils and UCLA’s world-class meteorite collection – this event truly has something fun for everyone!

November 5-9, 2014 - Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival

21 years in Harlingen, Texas! That makes us a granddaddy of nature fests, world-renowned and justly-famous. We’re planning an extra-special event for our 20th Anniversary Festival.

November 1-2, 2014 - Arizona Science & Astronomy Expo

We will be featuring exhibitors and manufacturers of astronomical products from around the world! Shop our 100+ Vendors for Telescopes, Binoculars, Mounts, Cameras, Domes, Microscopes, Meteorites, Weather Stations, and all related accessories. Attend the Southwest Astrophotography Seminar SWAP 2014. Stop by outside for Daily Solar Observing. There will be an exciting Comet Discussion Panel.

October 29-31, 2014 - Southwest Astrophotography Seminar

The Arizona Science and Astronomy Expo is proud to announce the return of the Southwest Astrophotography Seminar to be held October 29th, 30th and 31st, 2014 in beautiful Tucson, Arizona.  SWAP will again be hosted by Mr. Warren Keller. Classes will be conducted by some of the best Astro-Imagers in the world. 

October 24-26, 2014 - Cape May Birding Festival

Held during the peak of fall migration, enjoy 3-days of naturalist led field trips, indoor and outdoor workshops, lectures, boat trips, and more. Witness the amazing fall migration of hawks, eagles, owls and seabirds. THE Bird Show is at Cape May Convention Hall. Highlights include live hawks, owls and wolves, wildlife artists, crafters, tour and optic companies and other nature-related exhibits. Fun for all this fall!

October 11, 2014 - Science, Imaging and Astronomy Expo

Featuring many stellar activities and giveaways, SIA promises to be an astronomical amount of fun for everyone! Big solar telescopes will be on display and available for daytime viewing of the sun as it hurls coronal masses onto the Earth with views of solar flares and sunspots. The Night Sky Star Party begins at 7 p.m., where visitors will learn how to operate a night sky telescope, looking for Venus and the traveling Comet ISON!

For the first time, the Pierce College Planetarium, opened in 2010 and home to astronomy classes under the blue dome, will be open to the public, with shows running every two hours.

Students and their friends and families are especially encouraged to attend! The first 300 students get a free pizza slice and drink.

The best news? Admission to SIA is completely free!

September 26-28, 2014 - Ontario Field Ornithologists Convention

Join us for an exciting long weekend of birding in one of Ontario’s special birding areas. Discover hotspots and see migrating songbirds, waterfowl and shorebirds. Meet old friends and make new birding acquaintances. We hope to see you there!

September 25-29, 2014 - Acadia Night Sky Festival

The Acadia Night Sky Festival is a community celebration to promote the protection and enjoyment of Downeast/Acadia’s stellar night sky as a valuable natural resouce through education, science and the arts.

The festival will:

  • Strengthen the Mount Desert Island (MDI) regional economy as more visitors recognize MDI as one of the best places on the east coast to see the night skies
  • Share the wonder and awe of our stellar skies with our residents and visitors
  • Inform festival participants about local scientific research and ongoing efforts to improve our lighting
  • Instill the desire in others to protect their night skies

September 16-21, 2014 - Photokina

Every two years there is one focal point in the sector: photokina, the world’s leading imaging fair. photokina brings together the industry, trade, professional users and end consumers with a passion for photography — in a way no other event can match. Be sure you don’t miss the world’s most important platform for placing orders, gathering information and enjoying exciting experiences — from September 16 to 21, 2014 in Cologne.

September 14, 2014 - Wine Country Optics Fair

Live owls, hawks and bats, binocular and scope experts, plus delicious food, wine and live music. Meet the optics experts from Celestron.

Experience the newest spotting scope, cameras and binoculars on the market. Nearly one thousand people attended the event at Cornerstone Sonoma last year. Stroll through award-winning gardens, shops and visit with over 25 major nature nonprofits from around San Francisco Bay.

September 4-7, 2014 - Nation's Best Sports Fall Semi-Annual Market

Please stop by our booth and say hello at the Nation's Best Sports Fall Semi-Annual Market!

Featured Product Categories:  Fishing; Camping & Cooking; Hunting & Shooting; Apparel & Footwear; Paintball and Novelties

August 21-24, 2014 - Starfest

Starfest is Canada's largest annual amateur astronomy conference and star party attracting hundreds of astronomy enthusiasts from Ontario and neighbouring provinces and states. It has also been ranked among the top star parties in North America by Sky and Telescope magazine. 

Starfest offers a variety of observing-oriented activities that address the needs and interests of experienced observers and astrophotographers, as well as those of people new to the hobby. Activities include observing sessions, a guided sky tour at night, formal and informal slide presentations, and commercial exhibits with vendors on-site to explain how their products work with hands on displays.

August 13-17, 2014 – Tucson Bird and Wildlife Festival

We hope you will join the fun at the annual Tucson Bird and Wildlife Festival and get to know our friendly local birding and conservation community and the dazzling array of watchable wildlife experiences accessible from Tucson!

August 6-9 - Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

Summer Market is committed to delivering the widest and most comprehensive outdoor buyer demographic that has open-to-buy and a passion for the outdoors. Summer Market is the largest outdoor sports show of its kind, and caters to a specialty audience. OR Summer Market takes pride in the outdoor conference offerings – providing education to retailers, reps and manufacturers to improve business.

July 25-27, 2014 - Badlands Astronomy Festival

The 2014 Badlands Astronomy Festival will bring together space science professionals, amateur astronomers, educators, youth groups, South Dakota residents and visitors for a "stellar experience." Join us July 25-27 to celebrate the beauty of a dark night sky and the wonder of space exploration. Novices and experts alike will enjoy daily family-friendly activities and evening presentations with special guest speakers. Nightly telescope viewing will be sponsored by the NPS Night Sky Program and Celestron.

This three-day celebration at Badlands National Park will support the continued protection andenjoyment oour incredible night skies as a precious natural resource. The festival will focus onactive engagement in resource education programs and hands-on experiences. Astronomy Festival events do not require advance registration or tickets. Please just drop by.

July 12-13, 2014 - Southern California Astronomy Expo & Imaging Symposium

Come and join the fun all day long at the SCAE Astronomy Expo! Almost forty different astronomy product manufacturers, organizations, and clubs will be at OPT’s beautiful showroom location to show off their latest creations and talk to you about your wildest astronomy dreams. Whether you are new to the hobby or a seasoned amateur astronomer, we promise you will see and learn something new at SCAE!

May 30-June 1, 2014 - North American Sport & Hobby Expo

The Ultimate Festival Weekend for all Sport & Hobby Enthusiasts. National and Local Exhibitors, Contests and Giveaways, Celebrities and Professional Athletes, Huge Sales, New Products, Interactive Skills Testing, Get Hands On with Experts, Register for leagues and clubs. and MUCH MORE!

Featuring the Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Exhibit and Fanfest with over 200 pieces of memorabilia, NHL trophies, and 10 interactive games.

It's not just sports! The Creative Zone is filled with arts, crafts, woodworking, music, ect. The Geek Zone will showcase comic books, RC's & models, collectables, gaming, and more.