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Astronomy Parks
This is a list of National Parks that have dedicated weekly solar and evening observing programs (+ has programs held Memorial Day - Labor Day):

 

Park

Program

Where

Acadia National Park

Fall observing programs and festival

Maine

Badlands National Park

solar & evening observing year round

South Dakota

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

solar & evening observing - Wed and Fri nights in summer

Moonlight Snowshoe Hikes and Evening Observing, Jan, Feb, March.

Montrose, Colorado

Bryce Canyon National Park

solar & evening observing 3x week year round

Bryce, Utah

Capitol Reef National Park+

solar & evening programs

Torrey, Utah

 Cedar Breaks National Monument    
 Star parties
 Cedar City, Utah
 Curecanti National Recreation Area                Solar and Evening Programs Gunnison, Colorado

Glacier National Park+

solar & evening programs

northern Montana

Grand Canyon National Park+

solar & evening programs

northern Arizona

Great Basin National Park+

solar & evening observing 3x week (Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays)

Baker, Nevada

Joshua Tree National Park

 

Night Sky Program every Saturday

 

California

 Olympic National Park

Hurricane Ridge

Washington

Virgin Islands National Park

Sky Watch on the beach program series

St. John, US Virgin Islands

Voyageurs National Park*+

Night Explorer Series

northern Minnesota

Yosemite National Park+

Glacier Point Stargazing Saturdays, June-August

California

   




Date

Park

Event

Where

 

All Year

Bandelier National Monument

Ranger led Nightwalks

Los Alamos, New Mexico

 

All year

Bryce Canyon National Park

Ticket reservations are required click here for information

Bryce Utah

 

January - April

Death Valley National Park

Full Moon Festivals

Death Valley, California

 

May - September

Great Basin National Park

Full Moon Hike, reservations required, email for more details

Baker, NV

 
     

June-September

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Full moon hikes

Colorado

 

August-September

Olympic National Park

Full Moon Hike to Hurricane Hill (3miles)

Washington

 

TBA

Pinnacles National Park

Dark Moon Hike, call Pinnacles Visitor Center: (831) 389-4485

California

 

May-October

White Sands National Monument

Programs for Full Moon hikes and bike rides

New Mexico

 

TBA

Voyageurs National Park

Full Moon Hike

International Falls, Minnesota

 
     
     
     

2016 Festivals and Special Events

Date

Park

Event

Where


Chaco Culture National Historical Park
 Dark Sky Celebration
 New Mexico

Parashant International Night Sky Province
 Go Wild for Astronomy Festival   
 Saint George, Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park 14th Annual Astronomy Festival southern Utah
 June 1-4                     Black Canyon of the Gunnison     7th Annual Astronomy Festival Colorado

Grand Canyon National Park
 24th Annual Star Party
 northern Arizona

Craters of the Moon National Monument
 Star Party
 Idaho
August 5 and 26Glacier National Park     Logan Pass Star Party - Event Tickets required, inquiry at visitor centers Montana

Badlands National Park Astronomy Festival South Dakota

Hovenweep National Monument
  

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
 Dark Sky Festival
 California

Lassen Volcano National Park 3rd Annual Dark Sky Festival California

Great Basin National Park
 Astronomy Festival
 Nevada

Capitol Reef National Park
 5th Annual Heritage Starfest
 Utah

Acadia National Park 6th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival Maine

Craters of the Moon National Monument Star Party Idaho

 












Parks with Night Sky Resources

Park

Night Sky Resources

State

Acadia National Park

Dark skies

Solar and evening observing programs

Annual Night Sky Festival

SEA program - student programs at Schoodic

Maine

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

Dark and clear skies

Nebraska

Arches National Park

Dark and clear skies

Utah

Badlands National Park

Dark and clear skies

Solar and evening observing programs

Nocturnal habitat programs

South Dakota

Bandelier National Monument

Ranger-led Night walks

New Mexico

Big Bend National Park

International Dark Sky Park

Ranger-led solar and evening observing programs

Dark and clear skies

Texas

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

Bi-annual Star Parties with The University of Tennessee Space Science Outreach group

Tennessee

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

& Curecanti National Recreation Area

Dark and clear skies

Ranger-led programs

Solar and evening observing programs

Colorado

Bryce Canyon National Park

Dark and clear skies all

Dark Sky Ranger present solar and evening observing programs every week

Annual Astronomy Festival every June

Utah

Capitol Reef National Park

Dark and clear skies

Ranger-led programs

Solar and evening observing programs

Utah

Canyonlands National Park

Dark and clear skies

Ranger-led programs

Solar and evening observing programs

Utah

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Bat flight programs

Dark and clear skies

Ranger-led programs

Solar and evening observing programs

New Mexico

Carson City, Reno, Virginia City Historic Cities

planetarium onsite

Nevada

Cape Lookout National Seashore

Sea Turtle programs

North Carolina

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Dark and clear skies

Summer solar and evening stargazing programs

Summer nocturnal wildlife habitat for porcupine and wildflowers

Utah

Chaco Cultural National Historic Park

Dark and clear skies

Hikes to cultural equinox and solstice phenomenon

Evening observing programs at onsite observatory

New Mexico

Craters of the Moon National Monument

Solar and evening observing programs in campgrounds

Biannual Star Parties with the Idaho Falls Astronomical Society

Dark and clear skies

Idaho

Death Valley National Park

International Dark Sky Park

Ranger-led solar and evening observing programs

Dark and clear skies

California

Denali National Park

Amazing aurora activity starting fall through early spring

Alaska

Devils Postpile National Monument

Wonders of the Night Sky Program

California

Fire Island National Seashore

Sea Turtle programs

Dark skies

New York

Fossil Butte National Monument

Dark and clear skies

Wyoming

Glacier National Park

Astronomy Education Program with solar and evening observing programs and star parties at Logan’s Pass

Dark and clear skies

Montana

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Join the Astronomy Team for solar and evening observing programs

Dark and clear skies

Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park

Annual Star Party every June

Dark and clear skies

Arizona

Great Basin National Park

Dark and clear skies

Sky Ranger solar and evening observing programs

Nevada

Great Sand Dunes National Monument

Dark and clear skies

Sky Ranger solar and evening observing programs

Fall festival and International Observe the Moon events

Colorado

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

 Dark skies

Indiana

Haleakala National Park

Dark and clear skies

Sky watching amazing day and evening views

Maui, Hawaii

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

After Dark in the Park programs

Hawaii National Park, big island Hawaii

Hovenweep National Monument

Dark and clear skies

Evening observing programs

4 Corners: Utah-Colorado 

Joshua Tree National Park

Oasis Center evening observing programs

California

Lake Clark National Park

Amazing aurora activity starting fall through early spring

Alaska

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

 

Arizona and Nevada border

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

Evening programs and student programs

Washington

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Dark Sky Festival

Astrobiology programs & research

California

Montezuma Castle National Monument

Special evening observing events

Arizona

Mount Rainier National Park

Summer wildflower and stars

Washington

Muir Woods National Monument

Nocturnal habitat for owls

California

Natural Bridges National Monument

World’s first International Dark Sky Park

Ranger-led solar and evening observing programs

Dark and clear skies

Utah

National Astronomy & Ionosphere Center

National Historic Registry for world’s largest radio telescope, visitor center open Wednesday-Sunday

Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Ozark National Scenic Riverways

 

Dark skies

Missouri

Olympic National Park

Hurricane Ridge programs

Washington

 

Padre Island National Seashore

Star Parties

Texas

Pinnacles National Monument

Dark-Sky and Full-Moon Hikes

Nighttime Cave Explorations

Star Parties

California

Reber Radio Telescope

National Historic Registry

Green Bank, West Virginia

Rocky Mountain National Park

Night sky observing programs

Colorado

Rock Creek Park

planetarium

Stargazing with National Capitol Astronomers

Washington D.C.

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Dark and clear skies

California

Shenandoah National Park

Great fall time night sky observing

Virginia

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park

Dark skies

Amazing sunsets and full moon sets (at dawn) over Lake Michigan

Star Parties & Evening observing programs

Michigan

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Dark skies

North Dakota

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Sky Ranger programs

California

White Sands National Monument

Star Parties

Programs for Full Moon hikes and bike rides

New Mexico

Virgin Islands National Park

Sky Watch on the beach program series

St. John, US Virgin Islands

Voyageurs National Park

Night Sky Explorer program series

Minnesota

Yellowstone National Park

Dark skies

Wyoming

Yosemite National Park

Amateur Astronomy Clubs public viewing at Glacier Point on Saturdays June-August

California

Zion National Park

Springtime campground evening programs

Dark and clear skies

Beautiful west horizon views from Kolob Canyon trails

Utah

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Teresa Jiles,
Feb 12, 2013, 12:13 PM
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Teresa Jiles,
Mar 5, 2013, 3:33 PM
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