Night Sky Festival

The Milky Way Galaxy cuts across the night sky above the Skyline Drive, Big Meadows sign

Check back for the 2025 program schedule!


Spot the Station from Shenandoah


2024 Celestial Events

On clear nights, Shenandoah is a wonderful spot to view the Milky Way or some of the 2,500 stars visible to the unaided eye that make up one of the 88 official constellations. Finding and observing constellations, phases of the moon, meteor showers, and eclipses can provide a sense of wonder about our place in the universe.

Browse through each month to see celestial events happening in 2024 that can be witnessed from Shenandoah. Download an app to help you navigate the night sky, attend a Ranger-led Star Party, or join amateur astronomers on star-filled explorations (fees may apply). 

Attend a Ranger-led Star Party at 9:30 p.m. through Labor Day.
Every Sunday at Panorama
Every Tuesday at Big Meadows
Every Thursday at Big Meadows 
Every Saturday at Dickey Ridge and Big Meadows
Please note: Outdoor activities may be canceled in the case of inclement weather.


Last updated: June 18, 2024

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835


540 999-3500
Emergency Phone: 1-800-732-0911

Contact Us