2019 Dark Sky Festival
Friday through Saturday, August 2-3, 2019
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.
The 2019 program schedule and descriptions will be available in late June.
View the 2018 program schedule and descriptions.
- 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, StarChazerz, and the Astronomical Society of Nevada.
Parking for Manzanita Lake Evening and Night Programs
The Manzanita Lake Amphitheater is located on the road to the Manzanita Lake Campground. Telescope viewing will take place in an unpaved open space across from the Manzanita Lake D-loop. Please park in the Manzanita Lake boat launch parking area for both programs. Limited parking is available in front of the Camper Store. Parking in the campground is reserved for campers only.