Special Event


Night Sky Viewing

Pipestone National Monument




Program will be in front of the park's visitor center

Dates & Times


Saturday, April 27, 2019


8:30 PM


1 hour and 30 minutes

Type of Event

Campfire/Evening Program

Program begins at 8:30 p.m., but please arrive at least 15 minutes prior.


On April 27th, Dr. Nathan Grau from Augustana University will bring tracking telescopes and his enthusiasm for the night sky to Pipestone National Monument!

This free program begins at 8:30 p.m. in front of the visitor center and officially ends at 10:00 p.m. The 90 minute duration is so that all visitors may have a chance to look through the telescopes and ask Dr. Grau questions. However, visitors are not required to stay for the entire 90 minutes.

Visitors are asked to arrive before the 8:30 p.m. start time and are encouraged to wear layers and gloves (feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on).

In the event of rain, the date will be pushed to the following weekend (May 4th).

The park will provide free hot cider and snacks (while supplies last!).

More information

Reservation or Registration: No

Contact Information

Natalie Barber
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