Starry, Starry, Steuben Star Gazing
Contact: Susan Jones, 315-338-7730
Be one in five people in the world who has seen the Milky Way! Telescopes provided by members of the Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society offer you the chance to see the Milky Way and other celestial bodies from the dark skies of Starr Hill. Take a night tour of the Sacred Grove and witness the night habitat, including a firefly show. Hear Native American legends of the stars. Earn your Junior Ranger Night Explorer certificate and magnet. View star gazing videos and watch classic science fiction flicks. See the Milky Way in America's National Parks. Half the park is after dark!
Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Admission to the park is free. Activities are ongoing unless noted. For more information about upcoming events please call the park at (315) 338-7730. Please visit the park's web page at www.nps.gov/fostfor additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events.
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Did You Know?
Construction of the Erie Canal began near Rome, NY after the first ceremonial shovel full of earth was turned on July 4, 1817. This canal, located only a few miles away from the ruins of Fort Stanwix, would soon overtake the Oneida Carry as New York's prinicple waterway. More...