Yosemite National Park, miles from the nearest city lights, has a very dark night sky that makes it a great place to look at the stars.
Bring along a star chart and look for constellations, or look through binoculars at some of our planetary neighbors.
In June, July, and August, amateur astronomers often set up telescopes at Glacier Point on Saturdays, and astronomy walks or talks are also be offered in Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows, and Wawona.
Check Yosemite Guide for the current schedule.
Did You Know?
The Yosemite Leadership Program partners with UC Merced, to bring students to the park each summer for hands-on professional development through internships. Students work alongside scientists, educators, interpreters, business managers, and many other professionals of the NPS and park partner organizations. Some go on to become National Park Service rangers.