City Star Parties
City Star Parties – held in San Francisco at the Presidio Parade Grounds, Point Lobos/Lands End, Pier 17 near the Exploratorium, or other announced locations.
Come out and join us for a great viewing range and low light conditions. New members who bring their telescopes will have access to the collective wisdom of more-experienced members to answer scope questions.
Bring layers…it can get cold. Please also remember your red lights and plan to dim your car lights if you arrive in the dark or leave early, and familiarize yourself with our Star Party Etiquette Guidelines.
Have a specific telescope question? Contact us before the party to make sure someone has expertise to help you.
Check out our Calendar for the next city star party. See you there!
Directions to City Star Party Observing Locations
Parade Grounds at the Presidio:
Main Post Lawn
103 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94129
Point Lobos Parking Lot adjoining USS San Francisco Memorial:
USS San Francisco Memorial
San Francisco, CA 94121
Note: At the intersection of Point Lobos Avenue and El Camino Del Mar, travel northbound on El Camino Del Mar, passing Seal Rock Drive on your right and you will see a “Not a Through Street” sign and another sign for Fort Miley. Continue until the road ends in a parking lot.
Sidewalk at Pier 17 near the Exploratorium:
San Francisco, CA 94111
The Randall Museum
199 Museum Way
San Francisco, CA 94114