Activities take place in a variety of locations throughout Shenandoah National Park.
Celebrate the valuable resource of dark skies through guest presentations by astronomy experts, NPS Ranger Programs, and viewing the captivating night skies Shenandoah National Park protects.
The festival will include constellation tours, solar scope viewing, telescope viewing, Junior Ranger programs, audio-visual presentations, hands-on activities, and will culminate in viewing the 2017 Solar Eclipse!
Night Sky Junior Ranger Explorer books are available for free throughout the weekend and can be picked up at Park visitor centers.
Stay at Big Meadows Lodge (mile 51) or Skyland (mile 41.7 & 42.5) for convenient, in-park lodging closest to the activities! But, book now, because rooms fill fast.
Big Meadows Lodge
For a complete schedule of events and full festival details, visit the NPS website.