Event Details

  • 10/03/2015

    Full moon rising over the pine ridge.
    Location: Visitor Center and picnic area Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Visitor center Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 308-668-2211 or 308-436-9760

On Saturday, October 3, at 7 p.m. in the visitor center theater, Andrew Planck will talk about the Moon, discussing its history, formation, and the many fascinating objects that can be seen with even a small telescope.  If you have a telescope that's been gathering dust or have been considering buying a telescope, Andrew will show you how the Moon is an easy object to see that will keep you and your telescope busy for years.  Planck has written a book on the Moon, "What's Hot on the Moon Tonight?"  After the presentation there will be  a book signing and an opportunity to purchase the book.

From 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. view the stars and learn more about the night sky.  

Night viewing is dependent on clear skies; so if clouds or rain occurs, the event will be cancelled. Please dress appropriately for the cooler evening temperatures and bring your flashlight and rangers will assist you in making it  "red" to enhance your night vision.

The Oregon Trail Museum Association Bookstore in the visitor center offers books, playing cards, etc. relating to the Night Sky.

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument is known for its dark skies and fantastic views of the stars.  This park is one of the darkest places in the country.

Tags: Centennial Events

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