Explore the starry skies and natural wonders of space through high-powered telescopes with the guidance of OC Parks volunteers. This is a family friendly experience open to all park visitors (camping not required).
For 25 years, Caspers Park has been home to monthly public family-friendly stargazing events, often led by astronomer and astrophotographer Allan White. Awarded California’s first “Star Park” distinction in 2013, Caspers Park is about 9 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean where there is less marine layer distortion and light pollution from nearby urban areas. The Milky Way is often visible to the naked eye here!
Visitors are encouraged to dress in warm layers and bring along a blanket and camp chairs if desired. Visitors may also bring along their own binoculars, telescopes, and photography equipment, although none are required to participate. No advance registration required or fee collected at the event, with the exception of park admission. Caspers Park does not allow dogs of any size (except documented Service Animals) as they pose a risk to the wild habitats of the park. Restrooms and drinking fountains available, no Wifi or concessions.
Please note that cloudy weather cancels the event. Visitors are highly encouraged to call the park at (949) 923-2210 the day of the event to confirm that it will proceed as planned. Event is held at the Nature Center inside the park with free parking close by.