Sunday, May 1, 2011

Night Skies in Shenandoah National Park

Don't miss one of Shenandoah National Park's most dramatic views this summer – the brilliant stars overhead. Far away from city lights, the park's night skies program offers spectacular views of the stars once a month throughout the summer.

Join amateur astronomers at the Big Meadows area (mile 51.3) as they provide an overview about America’s vanishing night skies and tips on controlling light pollution. View the heavens through various sizes and types of telescopes, including one of the largest amateur telescopes on the East Coast.

Depending on the time of year, celestial objects viewed can vary from a quarter moon to the planets, distant galaxies, star clusters, nebulae and double stars. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and discover the heavenly lights.


Friday, May 20, 2011 (8:00 PM-11:00 PM)
Friday, June 24, 2011 (8:30 PM-11:00 PM)
Friday, July 22, 2011 (8:30 PM-11:00 PM)
Friday, August 19, 2011 (8:00 PM-11:00 PM)
Friday, September 16, 2011 (7:30 PM-11:00 PM)

FREE Admission. Reservations aren't required, but the program could be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Call 540-999-2221 on the day of event for program status.


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