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  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

    Dark Skies Ranger Talk and Stargazing

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Stargazing with Rangers More

    Time:
    7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
    Location:
    Lake Powell Resort and Marina
    Fees:
    There is no fee to attend this event
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument

    Southwest Astronomy Festival

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    The Southwest Astronomy Festival is an annual event that will occur for the first time September 22-23, 2017. Astronomy events will be held at various locations and times including Cedar City, Saint George, Ivins, Springdale, and Pipe Spring, AZ. More

    Location:
    Various Locations in Southern Utah
    Fees:
    Free
  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Stargazing

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Join the Amateur Astronomers Association of Brooklyn for stargazing. More

    Time:
    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Floyd Bennett Field - Community Gardens
    Fees:
    free
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Stargazing at Fort Pickens Area

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Join park staff and volunteers from the Escambia Amateur Astronomer’s Association (EAAA) for a fun night out under the stars. Get an up close view of some celestial objects and learn more about the night sky. Telescopes will be available for use. More

    Time:
    7:45 PM to 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Pickens Area
    Fees:
    FREE - Entrance Fee Required
  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Stargazing

    Saturday, September 23, 2017

    Public stargazing at Parking Lot A. More

    Time:
    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Great Kills Park, Parking Lot A
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Twilight Walk

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    Leave the elk viewing crowds behind. Enjoy the magic of twilight as the sun sinks behind the high peaks. Join a ranger and learn what the natural world is doing as day slips into night. More

    Time:
    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location:
    Lily Lake
  • Arches National Park

    Celebrate the Stars

    Saturday, September 30, 2017

    Experience the naturally dark night skies around Moab. A short ranger talk will be followed by telescope viewing. More

    Time:
    7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Moab Brands Trails parking lot, Highway 191
    Fees:
    Free
  • Tumacácori National Historical Park

    Experience the Night

    Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Explore the grounds of Tumacácori under the light of the full moon or under the stars. More

    Time:
    5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Location:
    Tumacácori Mission Grounds
    Fees:
    Entrance fee applies
  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

    Astronomy Night at Sagamore Hill

    Saturday, October 7, 2017

    Hofstra University will present an Astronomy Night at Sagamore Hill. Dr. Donald Lubowich, Coordinator of the Astronomy Outreach Program at Hofstra University, will give the public a spectacular glimpse of the heavens. More

    Time:
    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Capitol Reef National Park

    Heritage Starfest

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Capitol Reef National Park and the Entrada Institute (http://www.entradainstitute.org/heritage-starfest/), join in celebrating the park's designation as an International Dark Sky Park.Heritage Starfest will be October 20-October 21, 2017. More

    Location:
    Capitol Reef National Park and Torrey, Utah
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Party With the Stars

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Watch as night descends on Rocky Mountain National Park. Volunteers will be available with telescopes to help you experience the magic of the night sky. More

    Time:
    6:00 PM
    Location:
    Moraine Park Discovery Center
  • Colorado National Monument

    Star Party

    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Come and view the night sky through large telescopes with the Western Colorado Astronomy Club (WCAC). More

    Time:
    8:00 PM
    Location:
    Saddlehorn Picnic Parking Lot
    Fees:
    Regular Entrance Fees Apply