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 10
7:30 PM
Mars, Moon Occults Beehive (cancelled due to weather)
Jun 7
8:00 PM
Mars, Mercury, Moon, M13, Jupiter 
Jul 26
8:00 PM
Jupiter, Saturn, M13, M15, M31 
Aug 9
8:00 PM
Moon, Jupiter, Saturn
Aug 23
7:30 PM
Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, M13, M15, M31 
Sept 6
7:00 PM
Jupiter, Moon, Saturn, Neptune 
Sept 19
7:30 PM  
Oct 4
7:00 PM
Jupiter, Moon, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus, M31 
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