Next Star Parties at Crestview Park - Saturday   6/29,  7/6,  7/27   2019

SMCAS members also participate in the following star parties.   Contact the SMCAS coordinator shown if you want to participate as a group:

  • Dark Sky Festival   September  2019, date tbd.   Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks.  Contact Mike Ryan.
  • Lassen Dark Sky Festival   August   2019, date tbd.   Lassen Volcanic National Park.  Contact Mike Ryan.

Scroll down to see info about:

  • Crestview Park Star Parties
  • Lassen Dark Sky Star Party
  • Sequoia-Kings Canyon SP
  • Arranging a SMCAS star party for your school or other venue.

​If you would like to schedule a private star party for a school or other group in San Mateo County, send an email to

For more information about Star Parties at Crestview Park, some rules to help everyone enjoy the event and a full schedule for 2019, click on the button below.



Come out and bring the kids for a mind expanding look at the universe!

The City of San Carlos Department of Parks and Recreation and the San Mateo County Astronomical Society have public Star Parties twice a month. These events are held in Crestview Park, San Carlos California.