2018 Dark Sky Festival
Friday through Saturday, August 3-4, 2018
Join park rangers, astronomers, and astrobiologists in celebrating all that is out of this world during Lassen's Dark Sky Festival. Special programs, presentations, hikes, and Junior Ranger Night Explorer activities will be offered during the festival. View photos from the Dark Sky Festival on Flickr or a video about the festival on YouTube.
- Nightly constellation tours and stargazing
- Astronomy activities including solar scope viewing, Junior Ranger Astronomy, and hands-on activities
- Discussions and demonstrations by National Park Dark Sky rangers, NASA, the International Dark Sky Association, and the Astronomical Society of Nevada.
New Events in the Redding Area:
- Night sky viewing at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
- Special showing at Schreder Planetarium 8/3 - 7 pm
Explore the unique dark skies of our area and what that means to stargazers. Enjoy a night sky dome presentation emphasising those small lovely objects best seen in deep blackness, such as comets, nebula, and galaxies.