Great Basin Astronomy Festival
The next Great Basin National Park Astronomy Festival will take place September 18-20, 2014. Join park rangers and experience out of this world family fun, excitement, and learn about day and nighttime astronomy. Here at Great Basin National Park we have some of the best air quality in the nation which translates to clear daytime skies, and incredibly dark night skies.
Don't have your own telescope? There will be many telescopes of different makes, shapes, and sizes for you and your family to look at the sun, stars, planets and other deep sky objects including nebulae and galaxies.
Why come to the Astronomy Festival?
Schedule of Events
What is...? Events at the Festival
Evening Astronomy Fun
Telescope Observing each night at 8:00PM
Solar Telescope Observing
Ranger Talent Show
Astronomy 101 and Planisphere Presentations
Astronomer's camp: we have limited space where volunteers can camp on the astronomer observing field with your equipment. As an official astronomer volunteer we will waive any camping fees during the festival in our campgrounds but cannot reserve space.
More in-depth information or have a question? Please email us.
Did You Know?
Cattle grazing was eliminated from Great Basin National Park in 1999. The South Snake Range is still home to 10-15 Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep.