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?
Natural fires in Yosemite are often no more than a single burning snag (standing dead tree) or a slow moving, low intensity fire that cleans underbrush from the forest floor. These fires prevent unwanted fires by removing accumulating forest debris that can fuel a larger fire in hot, dry conditions.