Bartow Friday Fest

Downtown Bartow Friday Fest

Upcoming events

  • 10-19-2018 6:00 pm - 10-19-2018 9:00 pm

    So, what’s the latest IPAS news? We have a new venue. Where? Bartow, FL.
    And what do we do there? Just what we do everywhere, sort of. It’s called sidewalk astronomy.

    So, what is sidewalk astronomy? Sidewalk astronomy is no more than amateur astronomers, like us, setting up our telescopes in a public place (like on a busy sidewalk) and letting anyone who comes by look through the scopes at whatever we find in the night sky to see. We answer any questions about astronomy and the celestial objects we’re viewing.

    Our purpose is to educate anyone interested in the basics of astronomy, let them see the wonders of the universe and hopefully, find a few new amateurs who may want to join us.

    So come on out to Bartow, visit the many vendors there to see what they have to offer and visit us and see the universe up close. It will be an experience you won’t forget. See you there.

  • 11-16-2018 6:00 pm - 11-16-2018 7:00 pm

    In case you missed us in October in Bartow, our first Bartow Friday Fest Sidewalk Astronomy was a success. We were able to view the Moon and several of our solar system planets.

    So, what is sidewalk astronomy? Sidewalk astronomy is no more than amateur astronomers, like us, setting up our telescopes in a public place (like on a busy sidewalk) and letting anyone who comes by look through the scopes at whatever we find in the night sky to see. We answer any questions about astronomy and the celestial objects we’re viewing.

    Our purpose is to educate anyone interested in the basics of astronomy, let them see the wonders of the universe and hopefully, find a few new amateurs who may want to join us.

    So come on out to Bartow, visit the many vendors there to see what they have to offer and visit us and see the universe up close. It will be an experience you won’t forget. See you there.

  • 12-21-2018 6:00 pm - 12-21-2018 9:00 pm

    Well, it looks like we may be a permanent fixture in Bartow for the Friday Fest each month. And each month, we'll be doing our Sidewalk Astronomy for anyone who wants to see the universe up close.

    Just look for the telescopes and drop by to take a look at what's out there. We're sure you'll be impressed by what you see. So come on out and as we say, marvel at the wonders and the beauty of the night sky and dare to imagine  what is yet to be discovered.