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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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September 22-27, 2014 - Starmus

This unique event will feature presentations from Astronauts, Cosmonauts, Nobel Prize Winners and prominent figures from science, culture, the arts and music. An astronomical and artistic experience that will enhance your perception of your place in the Universe and change your life forever!  The Starmus Festival is open to everyone young and old, beginners, amateurs and professionals. Anyone who holds a passion for astronomy and space exploration, and who has a desire to know more about where we came from and what’s out 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 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!

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!

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 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. 

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.

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 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 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 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.

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.

January 6-9, 2015 - Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

With more than four decades of success, the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) reaches across global markets, connects the industry and enables CE innovations to grow and thrive.

The International CES is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $186 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. CEA represents more than 2,000 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of consumer electronics products. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.

January 8-10, 2015 - Archery Trade Association Show

The Archery Trade Association is the organization for manufacturers, retailers, distributors, sales representatives and others working in the archery and bowhunting industry.The ATA has served its members since 1953. It is dedicated to making the industry profitable by decreasing business overhead, reducing taxes and government regulation, and increasing participation in archery and bowhunting. The organization also owns and operates the ATA Trade Show, the archery and bowhunting industry's largest and longest-running trade show worldwide.

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January 20-23, 2015 - SHOT Show

The Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show®) and Conference

It is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries.

It is the world’s premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, and related products and services. The SHOT Show attracts buyers from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. It is owned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

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