Workshops & Presentations

Nightfall features a premium workshop on Saturday and free presentations throughout Friday and Saturday. The premium workshop requires a fee, preferably paid in advance. Space is limited but if seats are still available, the fee may be paid at the door.

Free Workshops

Be sure to attend the free presentations going on all day Friday and Saturday. Get information on the latest astronomy equipment, current sky events, building an observatory, or other topics… all free!

Interested in volunteering? We may be able to accommodate additional volunteer speakers. If you are interested in presenting a topic of astronomical interest or helping with Nightfall in other ways, please send an email to!

Additional Activities

  • Welcome reception
  • Swap meet
  • Solar viewing
  • Potluck star-be-cue
  • Evening Program & Night Sky Tour
  • Ice cream social
  • Hanging out at the pools, hot tubs, restaurant and bar!

See the General Info page for details about these activities!

Volunteer Presenters

Would you like to help by volunteering to be a presenter? If you have a presentation of astronomical interest you would like to share with Nightfall attendees, please contact

Possible topics include; visual observing, astrophotography equipment and processing, light pollution, space exploration, and just about anything that may be of interest to the star party attendees.

Previous Premium Workshop Presenters

We’ve been fortunate at Nightfall to have the likes of Ron Brecher, Mike Unsold, Neil Fleming, Warren Keller, Adam Block and many other familiar names join us to share their knowledge and love for astronomy and astrophotography. Checkout the archives page for more information on previous Nightfall presenters.