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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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Astronomy Program

    Friday, March 31, 2017

    Explore the swampland skies at a special evening program. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Barataria Preserve, Marrero
    Fees:
    free
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Stargazing at Fort Pickens Area

    Friday, April 21, 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:
    7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Pickens Area
    Fees:
    FREE - Entrance Fee Required