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Roadrunner Star Party

Our first star party is here!

  • When: Thursday, January 26, 2023
  • Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Where: SASM Observatory & Field
  • Who: All SASM families and friends
  • Bring: Blankets, Binoculars, and Flashlights
  • Provided: Free gifts for all who sign in, pathway lighting, red cellophane & rubber bands to cover flashlights & cell phones
  • Hosted by: Albuquerque Astronomical Society & the Air Force Research Lab
  • Grant from: APS Education Foundation

Star Party Student Committee

23 Students in Grades K-5th

Gavin, Audrey, Matthew, Elowen, Josephine, Cali, Theo, Jameson, Erin, Cece, Camila, Audrey, Heath, Briar, Kallan, Jack, Preston, Zeke, Maeve, Dagen, Leandra, Arthur, and Ryan.

Committee Tasks

We had to do several things.

  1. Write the rules for our game- Pin the Moon on Its Orbit
  2. We had to design the brochure to give to families during our school's STEM Stroll and at the Star Party.
  3. Learn about the Moon for our Moon Story Time activity.
  4. Draw space pictures to use as coloring sheets for our Space Coloring activity.
  5. We had to make a list of supplies with everything we need for our Star Chart activity.
  6. We had to form groups who will run each of our activities during the Star Party.
student-created, interactive space learning board for the school to user

Star Party information booth at the SASM STEM Stroll with brochures for families to take home.

a students coloring page to share with others at our Roadrunner Star Party

Space Coloring Sheet by Maeve

a student-generated supply list of materials needed for the Star Party's Pin the Moon in its Orbit game

Pin the Moon on Its Orbit Rules & Supplies

Student-generated list of necessary supplies for the Star Party

Star Chart Supply List

a student with her Roadrunner Star Party advertisement at school



  • SASM Telescope
  • 4+ additional telescopes
  • Star Chart Reading
  • Lite Brite Activity
  • Pin the Moon on its Orbit Game (with prizes!)
  • 4+ Glowing Corn Hole games
  • Space Coloring Pages
  • Enjoying Family Time

Star Party information booth at the SASM STEM Stroll with brochures for families to take home.

One of several poster advertisements