Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival

Visitors enjoy a star talk led by a ranger.
Stargazing is one of the many activities offered by the park during the festival.

September 15-17, 2017

Join astronomers, rangers, and historians as they come together for a three-day festival celebrating North Dakota's starry nights and rich heritage! Stand under the expansive night sky that influenced cultures of American Indian tribes, inspired modern space exploration, and is still yours to experience today!

Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Historic Medora welcome you to evenings of star viewing, presentations by nationally recognized speakers, rocket building and launching, solar system hikes, and much more as we celebrate Dakota Nights!

Most activities are included with your park entry fee, except when otherwise noted.

Contact the park if you are interested in volunteering for the event.

 


 

Stargazing and Telescopes 8:00pm Peaceful Valley Ranch

Following the featured presentations each night (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), join Astronomers and Rangers out under the stars at the Peaceful Valley Ranch. Hear stories, myths, and legends about the stars as you make your way around the telescope field. This nightly event is the cornerstone of the Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival experience. Bundle up, bring your friends and family, and join us as we gather to marvel at the wonders of the dark night sky.

 

Daytime Activities - Saturday and Sunday

***Activities take place at the South Unit Visitor Center unless otherwise listed***

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Last updated: March 9, 2017

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PO Box 7
Medora, ND 58645

Phone:

(701) 623-4466

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