• The calm, inviting waters of the Spokane Arm. Photo Credit: NPS\LARO\John Salisbury

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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    Due to extreme conditions, all fires at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area are prohibited effective August 1, 2014, until further notice. No open flames are permitted. This includes but is not limited to wood fires, charcoal fires, and tiki torches More »

Astronomy At Night - Night Sky Observations

PIA03239: A Glimpse of the Milky Way - NASA/JPL

A Glimpse of the Milky Way

NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Wisconsin

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Program Overview:

Take your planisphere and join the National Park Service Sky Ranger on a tour of the night sky. Learn the constellations, then observe planets, the moon and deep sky objects through a telescope. Put everything you've learned during the day into practice under the stars. Program subject to good weather/clear skies. Larger groups are possible if there are additional telescopes and operators.

EALR 1 1.2.5 - Components of the Solar System and Beyond

Grade: K-12th, parents and teachers
Chaperone Ratio: 1:10
Group Size: Minimum: 10 Maximum: 30 (or 1 class)
Program Length: 1 hour minimum
Program Time: Dusk to dark

Fill out our reservation form to schedule a program or contact our education specialist for more information.

Did You Know?

The mock orange grows prolifically at Fort Spokane and has a fragrant blossom similar to the orange blossom.

Fort Spokane (1880 - 1898) was established in part to protect the rights of local Native American tribes from newly arrived settlers who wanted to settle, poach, or illegally mine on the Spokane and Colville Reservations.