Exploring the Sky

Rock Creek Park



Location: LAT/LONG: 38.959550, -77.053520

Rock Creek Park Picnic Area 13

Dates & Times


Saturday, July 6, 2019


9:00 PM


2 hours

Type of Event

Campfire/Evening Program

Rain or cloud cover cancels event


Join park rangers and volunteers from National Capital  Astronomers to view planets, star clusters, and other space phenomena through the lens of telescopes. This informal program is free and open to all ages.

 Rain or cloud cover will cancel event.

April 6 at 8:30 p.m.                                    Winter constellations last gasp

May 4 at 9:00 p.m.                                       Mars prominent; Big Dipper high

June 1 at 9:00 p.m.                                     Vega rising; Mars setting

July 6 at 9:00 p.m.                                      Summer Triangle;  First quarter moon and Jupiter rising

August 10 at 8:30 p.m.                            Saturn and Jupiter near highest point; Andromeda rising

September 7 at 8:00 p.m.                     Vega overhead; Moon, Jupiter and  Saturn in a row

October 5 at 7:30 p.m.                           First quarter moon near Saturn; Summer Triangle

November 2 at 7:00 p.m.                       Large crescent moon; Pleiades and Winter constellations rising

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