• The Agate Fossil Hills where mammal fossils were excavated in the early 1900's

    Agate Fossil Beds

    National Monument Nebraska

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Event Details

  • 09/26/2014

    Photo of Horsehead Nebula taken through a telescope.
    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 Friday the 26th, attend "What's Your Galactic Address?" at 7 p.m. in the visitor center theater.  You will make a postcard with your Galactic Address and you may choose to make a bandana with your favorite constellation in glow in the dark paint.

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, Saturday the 27th will be the cloud date. Please dress appropriately for the cooler evening temperatures, bring your binoculars, and your flashlight as we will turn it into a "red" flashlight to enhance your night vision.

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