2020 Virtual Dark Sky Festival
Friday through Saturday, August 14 - 15, 2020
Ask a NASA Astrobiologist
Friday, August 14 • 10 - 10:30 am
Ask an Amateur Astronomer
Saturday, August 15 • 2 - 2:30 pm
Explore the Night with the Junior Ranger Night Explorer Booklet
Kids age 5 and older can complete the Junior Ranger Night Explorer book:
*Rangers will be available to distribute booklets and award patches outside the Loomis Museum and Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center between 10 am and 4 pm on Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15. The booklet must be completed and submitted by 4 pm on Sunday to earn a patch; the park will not be able to mail patches for booklets submitted after this time.
Explore the Night Sky On Your Own
We will be adding new information to our stargazing webpage in the weeks leading up the Dark Sky Festival. Check back soon for new information including tips on how to best view the night sky in the park or where you live.
Purchase Your Lassen Dark Sky Festival Items Online
Lassen Association, a non-profit park partner, offers Lassen Dark Sky Festival items including a poster, pin, decal, patch, magnet, and postcard as well as other stargazing/astronomy items at lassenassociation.org. These items are also available in Lassen Association stores inside the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center and Loomis Museum.
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Enjoy a peek at Lassen Volcanic National Park's incredible dark, night sky and learn more about what the Lassen Dark Sky Festival is all about. go.nps.gov/darksky
Last updated: August 6, 2020