Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory

When you think of the Space Coast, you might think of the Kennedy Space Center and shuttle launches. So of course, the Space Coast is one of the best places to go stargazing in Florida!

Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory
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In Brevard County in the small town of Cocoa (not to be confused with Cocoa Beach), you’ll find the Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory. The Brevard Astronomical Society holds free and open viewings to the public.

On weekend nights, you can go watch a planetarium star show! Afterwards, climb up to the rooftop observatory to see the stars in real life.

While you can definitely see the stars with the naked eye, you can also look through one of the largest telescopes in Florida! You can crisply see things like Venus and Mars. Look out for the Orion Nebula, a newly forming cluster of stars.