Half the Park Happens After Dark

Solar telescopes set up at the Logan Pass Parking Area

Solar Viewing Scopes at Logan Pass

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Quick Facts


A Call to Action
Action Item:
Starry, Starry Night
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This past year was a very busy one for Glacier National Park's Dark Sky program. Celestial and solar viewing programs were offered daily throughout the summer at St. Mary and Logan Pass with the help of two volunteer astronomers. The program was expanded to the park's west side in 2012 with both celestial and solar programs offered at Apgar by a new volunteer astronomer. New telescopes, a trailer and volunteer support came from the Glacier National Park Conservancy. The park also partnered with the Big Sky Astronomy Club for west side offerings and larger star parties at Logan Pass. The park also continued working with the Parks Canada staff at Waterton Lakes National park in Alberta on a joint nomination to become an International Dark Sky Park. All of these programs receive important logistic and financial support from the NPS Dark Skies Program