Dark Sky Night @ Natural Bridge State Park: Stargazing for Labor Day Weekend

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Dark Sky Night @ Natural Bridge State Park: Stargazing for Labor Day Weekend

August 30, 2024
Time (Duration)
8:00pm (2h)

Event Description

Before fall brings on chilly nights, enjoy stargazing in the park over the holiday weekend! Join park rangers for an exploration of our night sky at this International Dark Sky Park. Pick out constellations, observe planets and nebula through a telescope, and take in the silhouette of the star-lit Blue Ridge Mountains.

Be sure to bring something comfortable to sit on and a red-light flashlight if you have one; it will help preserve your night vision as opposed to a standard white light flashlight. Meet rangers at the Skyline Trail parking lot. A moderate 10-minute hike will be necessary once the program begins.

A haywagon with seats for 20 people leaves at the program's start time to reach the viewing location. Pre-registration for the wagon ride is required (and is not required if you are not taking the wagon); only one wagon runs per night and space is limited. To reserve, please call (540) 254-0795. Tickets for the wagon ride are $2 per person.

All programs are weather dependent. If a program is cancelled due to weather, we will have alternative Dark Sky programs offered indoors. Monitor our website or call the park to receive real-time information at (540) 254-0795.


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Natural Bridge, VA 24578

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