Clear skies and low humidity make winter the ideal time to star gaze in Central Florida. Head out of the city and find a dark spot to view the constellations or stick close to home and check out these starry spots instead…

Seminole State College Planetarium presents more than 30 astronomy-related shows scheduled Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the year. Live and interactive, these presentations answer questions about mythology, science, and culture relating to astronomy. The most popular show, Central Florida Nights, gives visitors a chance to experience our area’s sky without any light interference whatsoever as thousands of stars light up the dome.

Until February 19, the Crosby Observatory at the Orlando Science Center will present SkyWatch on the first and third Saturday. The clear, winter skies reveal a host of celestial objects all accessible, at least visibly, through the rooftop telescope.

Finally, head to the BCC Planetarium and Observatory in Cocoa for astronomy shows, nature documentaries, but also rock ‘n’ roll laser shows.