Socially Distant Star Parties

Due to the current trend of COVID-19 GLAS Star Parties are going to look a little different this year. We will be hosting two events this year in Lake Geneva. Our staff and volunteers are taking measures to ensure these events are safe, socially-distanced and fun for your whole family!

Plan a trip to Lake Geneva during one of Star Parties to enjoy special deals!

Please visit our partners in the community to reserve your stay or plan a meal:

Enjoy your stay at this luxury boutique hotel, ideally located on the shores of Geneva Lake.

$149/night, just mention our events at booking!

With breathtaking views and an ideal location, Harbor Shores is a wonderful place to relax in Lake Geneva.

Discount code: GLAS20

Enjoy a breakfast, brunch, or lunch at Simple Cafe, where you’ll find delectable foods made with locally grown, seasonal ingredients.

10% off for Wednesday or Thursday 8/12 & 8/13, and 10% off all weekend of Sept 25,26, & 27 to anyone that is attending the event. Just mention it to the server.

Perseid Meteor Shower

Enjoy views of celestial objects through portable telescopes, a cozy bonfire, astronomy-themed activities, and a party of “falling stars!” Bring a blanket or chair and experience the Perseids in a beautiful setting. Visit Lake Geneva during the week of the Perseids!

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Autumnal Equinox

Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox with GLAS Education! During this free evening of astronomical observing, you’ll be able to see Jupiter, Saturn, and other celestial objects through telescopes, learn about the equinox, and safely explore activities related to astronomy and the night sky.

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Let’s stay connected during this time of social distancing. We are successfully streaming planetarium shows as a way to keep people looking up and learning about astronomy. Every week, see what’s new in the sky and explore an astronomy topic in-depth with GLAS staff and astronomers.

You can watch all of our previous episodes here or on YouTube and don’t forget to join us live every Friday night! As long as there is an advisory to stay home and be safe we will be streaming with new content every week.

You can subscribe to our YouTube page or submit the form at the top of the page to get regular updates about our programs.

Travel through the solar system and beyond, at any time of day or night. Planetarium shows feature interactive photos and videos.

Next Show
Date and Time: Friday 8pm
Location: GLAS YouTube Channel

Popup Planetarium

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IDATA

IDATA is a three year project funded by the National Science Foundation to engage a group of high school age students, their teachers, professional astronomers, software engineers, and design experts in the user-centered design process of data analysis software for astronomy.

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