Schedule of Events

A cowboy contemplates a clear, starry night sky over the desert horizon at Big Bend National Park, Texas.
A cowboy contemplates a clear, starry night sky over the desert horizon at Big Bend National Park, Texas.

© Tyler Nordgren (with permission only)

The following events are a partial listing of night sky activities at national parks. For additional offerings both inside and outside the parks, including astronomical events, visit the Where to Stargaze and More Night! website pages.

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  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

    Dark Skies Ranger Talk and Stargazing

    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Stargazing with Rangers More

    Time:
    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Wahweap Swim Beach Parking Lot
    Fees:
    There is no fee to attend this event
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Stargazing at Fort Pickens Area

    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Join park staff and volunteers from the Escambia Amateur Astronomer’s Association (EAAA) for a fun night out under the stars. Get an up close view of some celestial objects and learn more about the night sky. Telescopes will be available for use. More

    Time:
    7:45 PM to 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Pickens Area
    Fees:
    FREE - Entrance Fee Required
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument

    Summer Star Party!

    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Go on a laser guided tour of the night sky and gaze at celestial objects through park telescopes! More

    Time:
    8:30 PM to 11:00 PM
    Location:
    Point Supreme
    Fees:
    Park Fees Apply
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

    Solar Viewing and Junior Ranger Night Explorer

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Solar Viewing & Night Sky Junior Ranger Activites More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Carl Hayden Visitor Center
    Fees:
    There is no fee to attend this event.
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Party with the Stars

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    Watch as night descends on Rocky Mountain National Park. More

    Time:
    8:30 PM
    Location:
    Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead
    Fees:
    Free
  • Grand Canyon National Park

    2017 Grand Canyon Star Party

    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Join park rangers and astronomers for eight nights in June for some of the best night sky viewing in the country. More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 11:45 PM
    Location:
    Grand Canyon South and North rims
    Fees:
    Free
  • Aztec Ruins National Monument

    Summer Solstice Sunrise Observation

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Experience the alignment of the Aztec West great house with the summer solstice sunrise! More

    Time:
    5:30 AM to 7:00 AM
    Location:
    Meet in the Aztec Ruins National Monument picnic area.
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Astronomy in the Park

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Observe the night sky with the help of a park ranger and expert volunteer astronomers. More

    Time:
    8:30 PM
    Location:
    Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead
    Fees:
    Free