An Evening Under The Stars

Saturday, November 2, 2019 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
Big Lagoon State Park

12301 Gulf Beach Highway
Pensacola FL 32507


The gaze will be held at the Amphitheater Parking Area, with telescopes set up on left side of Amphitheater (east side of parking area).


Regular park entrance fees apply $4 for one person in a vehicle or $6 for up to 8 people in a vehicle


Big Lagoon State Park, along with the Escambia Amateur Astronomer's Association would like to invite you to spend an evening gazing at the skies.

Clear skies permitting, members of the Association will set up telescopes around 30 minutes prior to sunset and binoculars to capture views of the moon, planets and other celestial objects.

  • Visitors are requested to park in the back lot to avoid driving thru and lighting up the viewing area when leaving.
  • All participants MUST have entered the park prior to closing time; which is sunset. The front gates will be locked at sunset, and visitors will NOT be permitted to enter the park after then.
  • Please wear weather appropriate clothes and bring bug spray.
  • NOTE: as sunset times do change throughout the year, please contact the ranger station at (850) 492-1595 ahead of time to find out when the front gates will be locking for the evening.
  • Event Essential Eligibility Criteria