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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  • Fort Monroe National Monument

    Candlelight Tours

    Friday, November 17, 2017

    Candlelight Tours on a variety of topics are scheduled on selected Fridays at 7pm. RSVP

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    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Casemate Museum entrance
    • Fees: No Fee, RSVP Required
  • Tumacácori National Historical Park

    Experience the Night

    Friday, November 17, 2017

    Explore the grounds of Tumacácori under the light of the full moon or under the stars.

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    • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Location: Tumacácori Mission Grounds
    • Fees: Entrance fee applies
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

    Navajo Bridge Star Party

    Friday, November 17, 2017

    Enjoy two nights of astronomical wonder. Astronomers and Park Rangers will offer a variety of activities.

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    • Time: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
    • Location: Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center
    • Fees: There is no fee to attend this event
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

    Autumn Owl Prowl

    Saturday, November 18, 2017

    Meet a night time raptor while enjoying an evening of stories, songs, and sounds of the park.

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    • Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    • Location: 8615 Barnwell Road, Johns Creek, Georgia, 30022
    • Fees: FREE
  • Rock Creek Park

    Exploring the Sky

    Saturday, November 18, 2017

    Explore the night sky through the lens of a telescope with a ranger from Rock Creek Park and volunteers with the National Capital Astronomers. This is a family-friendly night of stargazing and star stories. Cloud cover or rain cancels the event.

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    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Military Field (Picnic Grove 13 parking lot)
    • Fees: Free
  • Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park

    Night Skies Over the LBJ Ranch

    Saturday, November 18, 2017

    Beginning at 4:30 pm the park will host programs highlighting the marvels of the night sky and the importance of preserving dark skies. The Hill Country Astronomers (HCA) will set up telescopes and offer a stargazing experience from 6:15 to 8:30 pm.

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    • Time: 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Location: LBJ Ranch
    • Fees: Free
  • Coronado National Memorial

    Star Party at Montezuma Pass

    Saturday, November 18, 2017

    The Huachuca Astronomy Club (HAC) and Coronado National Memorial will co-host a Star Party from 6 to 8 pm on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

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    • Location: Montezuma Pass, Coronado National Memorial
    • Fees: Free
  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Stargazing

    Saturday, November 18, 2017

    Enjoy the beauty of the night sky through telescopes from the darkest site in the park.

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    • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM,7:00 PM to 9:00 PM,5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Kemil Beach Parking Lot
    • Fees: Free
  • Fort Monroe National Monument

    Candlelight Tour

    Sunday, November 19, 2017

    Come learn about Edgar Allan Poe, Fort Monroe, and the ties between the two during a special candlelit evening tour.

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    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Location: Casemate Museum Entrance
    • Fees: No Fee, RSVP Required
  • Rock Creek Park

    Native American Night Sky

    Sunday, November 5, 2017

    Discover American Indian star stories and constellations in honor of Native American Heritage Month. Recommended for ages 5 to adult.

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    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    Harvest Night Hike on Crissy Field

    Wednesday, November 22, 2017

    How do you celebrate the harvest? Hear magical Ohlone, Spanish, Mayan, Aztec, and Chinese myths, on a ranger-led walk.

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    • Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • Location: Crissy Field East Beach
  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Stargazing

    Friday, November 24, 2017

    Join the Amateur Astronomers Association of Brooklyn for stargazing. Cancelled if overcast.

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    • Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    • Location: Floyd Bennett Field Community Gardens
  • Rock Creek Park

    Young Planetarium

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    Calling all kids! Learn about the twinkling stars and wandering planets during this introductory astronomy program.

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    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Location: Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

    December Campfire and Hike

    Saturday, December 2, 2017

    Gather around the campfire, listen to stories, and join in the songs with family and friends. Discover nature after sunset on a leisurely ranger led walk.

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    • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Location: Jones Bridge - Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center (CREEC)
    • Fees: FREE
  • Big Thicket National Preserve

    Full Moon Night Hike

    Saturday, December 2, 2017

    Experience the Big Thicket by moonlight on a night hike under a full moon!

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    • Location: Variable
    • Fees: Free
  • Cape Lookout National Seashore

    Lunar Astronomy Event

    Saturday, December 2, 2017

    Come out and enjoy the night sky as we look at the moon and other bright sky objects through telescopes.

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    • Location: Harkers Island Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
  • Waco Mammoth National Monument

    "Mammoths in the Moonlight" Astronomy Program

    Saturday, December 9, 2017

    Join Waco Mammoth National Monument and the Central Texas Astronomical Society for an exciting journey through the night sky.

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    • Time: 3:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Location: Waco Mammoth National Monument
    • Fees: Free
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

    December Campfire and Hike

    Saturday, December 9, 2017

    Gather around the campfire, listen to stories, and join in the songs with family and friends. Discover nature after sunset on a leisurely ranger led walk.

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    • Location: Jones Bridge - Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center (CREEC)
    • Fees: FREE