Half the park is after dark! Experience and learn about the wonders of the night sky by joining one of our Night Sky programs.
Night Sky and Astronomy Programs:
Astronomy in the Park:
Observe the night sky with the help of a park ranger and expert volunteer astronomers. Dress warmly and remember to bring a flashlight! These events start with a thirty minute program at dusk followed by multiple telescope viewings.
Meet at Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead. Parking will be limited. All times listed below are in Mountain Time. All night sky programs are weather permitting, on the day of, please check at park visitor centers for the latest program information.
- Friday June 17th at 8:30 p.m.
- Friday June 24th at 8:30 p.m.
- Friday, July 22nd at 8:15 p.m.
- Friday, July 29th at 8:15 p.m.
- Friday, August 19th at 8:00 p.m.
- Friday, August 26th at 8:00 p.m.
Stories Behind the Moon & Stars:
The night sky comes alive through storytelling and fun activities in this family friendly program. Celebrate darkness at Rocky! Dress warmly. Bring binoculars and a flashlight.
Meet at Moraine Park Discovery Center for this 1-1.5 hour program. Parking will be limited. All night sky programs are weather permitting, on the day of, please check at park visitor centers for the latest program information.
- Tuesday, August 2nd at 8:00 p.m.
- Monday, August 8th at 8:00 p.m.