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?
At the east end of El Portal, just west of Yosemite National Park’s boundary, changing river gradients, glacial history, and powerful floods have created a boulder bar with boulders much larger than typically found in such deposits. This is no ordinary boulder bar, however, for it contains massive boulders over a meter in diameter and weighing many tons.