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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 butterfly researcher looking through binoculars

The Nerd Herd (aka research volunteers) gave more than 4,500 hours to the park in 2009. These citizen scientists help monitor the health of our resources including bears, elk, plants, hummingbirds, glaciers, and butterflies. More...