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Night Sky & Astronomy Programs

Photo Milky Way over the Rocky Mountains

2014 Schedule

Astronomy in the Park
Friday, June 6 & 20 at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 5 & Friday, July 18 at 8:15 p.m.
Friday, August 1, 15, & 29 at 8 p.m.

Join a park ranger and local astronomers to discover the magic of the night sky. Program will be followed by viewing with telescopes. Dress warmly, bring binoculars and a flashlight.
Location: Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead
Length: 30 minute program followed by viewing

Stories Behind the Moon & Stars
Friday, June 27 at 8:30 p.m.
Friday, July 11 & 25 at 8:15 p.m.
Friday, August 8 at 8 p.m.
The night sky comes alive through storytelling and fun activities. Meet the constellations, tour the Milky Way, gaze at the moon, and celebrate darkness. Dress warmly, bring binoculars and a flashlight.
Location: Moraine Park Discovery Center
Length: 1.5 hour program

Did You Know?

a photo of a comfort station

Daily during the summer, Rocky's custodial crew cleans 102 toilets in comfort stations at trailheads and along roads. They also clean around 100 toilets in campground comfort stations, 30 visitor center toilets, and 35 toilets for park staff. That's 267 toilets cleaned every day of the summer!