Thursday, September 8, 2011

Night Skies in Shenandoah National Park

Next Friday is the final edition of the night skies program in Shenandoah National Park. Throughout the summer, Shenandoah offers visitors the chance to see the Park's most dramatic views – the brilliant stars overhead.

This will be your final opportunity - this year - to join amateur astronomers at the Big Meadows area (mile 51.3) as they provide an overview of America’s vanishing night skies and tips on controlling light pollution. You'll 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, 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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