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, outside 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.

Upcoming Night Skies Events

DATE
TIME TOPIC
May 15
7:30 PM
Venus, Mercury, Deep Sky
May 29
7:00 PM
1st Quarter Moon, M44 (Beehive)
Jun 12
8:30 PM
Deep Sky, M13, Leo Trio, M44
Jun 26
8:00 PM
35% Crescent Moon, M13, M101
Jul 10
8:30 PM
Deep Sky, M13, M57, M101, Jupiter, Saturn
Jul 24
7:30 PM
23% Crescent Moon, M13, Jupiter, Saturn
Aug 12
8:00 PM
Perseid Meteor Shower, Jupiter, Saturn, Milky Way
Aug 28
7:30 PM
74% Gibbous Moon, Jupiter, Saturn
Sept 11
7:30 PM
Jupiter, Saturn, Milky Way, Neptune
Sept 25
7:00 PM
70% Gibbous Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, M13
Oct 23
6:30 PM
1st Quarter Moon, Jupiter, Saturn
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