Rocky Mountain Star Stare

Rocky Mountain Star Stare is an annual premiere star party sponsored by the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society. Located on 35 acres of land, RMSS’s “Starry Meadows” is conveniently located just outside of Gardner, between the Sangre de Cristo and Wet mountain ranges, at an elevation of 7,612 feet. Each June, RMSS plays host to 350+ amateur and professional astronomers, family, and friends.

The Rocky Mountain Star Stare offers a truly amazing experience for individuals of all ages and all skill levels who are looking for an educational, astronomical related, outdoor activity in a pristine outdoor Colorado environment.

Enjoy National-level speakers, outdoor activities, children’s events, camping among friends, and appreciate the clear, dark skies of Colorado.

Check out our calendar for this year’s dates.

Activities Include:

Pristine Dark-Sky Observing

Marvel in the truly dark night sky, where darkness levels as deep as 21.95 (on the 22-point magnitudes per square arcsecond scale).

National-Level Scientific Speakers

Experts covering the entire spectrum of astronomy. Speakers span the range from full-time professional scientists to gifted amateurs and everything in between.

Annual Jim West Memorial Youth in Science Lecture

Jim West was the former president of the CSAS. His passion was showing the beauty of the night sky to the southern Colorado community, especially to young people. Jim was passionate about opening the eyes and minds of kids to the amazing and marvelous wonders of the heavens. He was an extraordinary person who was loved and respected. He left us far too soon, and this memorial lecture honors his commitment to outreach as well as his warm and wonderful spirit.