An Astronomy Themed Festival Is Coming To Nevada And It’s Pure Magic
Nevada is known for many things – its rich pioneer history, diverse geography, and a melting pot of friendly people. However, did you know that the silver state is also famous for how it shines, not deep in its mines, but from its night skies? It’s true! Nevada has some of the most spectacular starry night skies in the world! Experience the cosmos at the
Astronomy Festival at Great Basin National Park in Nevada.
For two days only, stargazers from all over the country will flock to Nevada’s Great Basin National Park for an informative party under the stars!
This year, the Astronomy Festival will be held on September 22 to September 24 from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. Look for a free shuttle that runs from Baker’s Great Basin Visitor Center to the Lehman Caves Visitor Center.
The Astronomy Festival is packed with exciting programs centered around the universe! Join friends and families in Nevada’s International Dark Sky Park.
Great Basin National Park is the perfect place to view the night sky without the intrusion of light pollution. The dark and open spaces in the region allow for some of the best views of the sky.
Both seasoned and amateur space enthusiasts will enjoy the many guest speakers lined up, including experts from the Great Basin Observatory as well as academic astronomers.
The Astronomy Festival is a free fun and education event to be enjoyed by all!
Gather to see thousands of stars, as well as meteors, planets, star clusters, galaxies, and even man-made satellites at this clear night sky location.
Guests of the Astronomy Festival will even get a chance to tour the impressive Great Basin Observatory! This ranger-led tour will give you an inside view of the only research grad observatory located on any National Park!
If you plan on attending the Great Basin Observatory Tour, please be prepared for a 1-mile roundtrip hike to the observatory. You will also be standing for about one hour for this event. Due to its popularity, advance registration is required as space is limited.
There’s no denying that one of the very best hobbies in astronomy is the photo opportunities! You too can learn how to take stunning night photography at the Astronomy Festival.
Beginner photographers will get the most out of this enthralling and fun workshop.
Registration is required (as well as your own equipment) to attend the Photo Workshop as well.
In addition, listen to informative and fascinating discussions about the constellations. Incredibly, it is possible to view many of the night sky galaxies and stars with the naked eye.
Bring warm blankets and dress for dropping nighttime temperatures as events such as this one is held outdoors.
Look to the stars at the
Astronomy Festival at Great Basin National Park this September for an incredible opportunity to learn about the cosmos! There’s so much to do and see, you’ll be in awe. Join in the fun and participate in the festival’s many programs, perfectly suited for curious stargazers like you!
See the night sky in Nevada’s Great Basin National Park a whole new way with a fantastic
train ride under the stars!
Do you enjoy stargazing? Where are some of the best places to see Nevada’s starry sky? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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Great Basin Visitor Center, 100 Great Basin, National Park, Baker, NV 89311, USA