Night Skies

Night Skies - Shenandoah National Park

National Parks are becoming a refuge for people from city light pollution. Join amateur astronomers as they present a provocative presentation on controlling light pollution as you gaze at the heavenly stars through telescopes.

Held select Fridays at the Big Meadows Area (mile 51, inside the Rapidan Camp Gate). Free to all park visitors. A blanket, chair, and flashlight are recommended.

Presentation is cancelled if there is inclement weather. Call 540-999-2222 the day of the event to check on its status.

May 18   7:30 PM   Crescent Moon, Jupiter 
Jun 15    8:00 PM   Crescent Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn 
Jul 13     8:00 PM   Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars 
Aug 10   7:30 PM   Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Neptune 
Oct 19    7:00 PM    Saturn, Mars, the Moon, Uranus 
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