Every year astronomers and star gazing enthusiasts visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park for 3 days of education, story telling and viewing the night sky. Enjoy discussions of NASA missions, stories of the stars from cultures of the past and present day, and information about the park’s night time critters.
Join amateur astronomers and rangers under the stars. Rove from telescope to telescope, each trained on a unique
space object, while you listen to stories of night sky science and mythology. (Telescope field consists of gravel lot.)
Sunday | 7:00pm – 8:00 pm Cottonwood Campground Amphitheater
Discover how rangers view the night sky and how they unlock the secrets to finding the constellations.
Saturday | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm South Unit Visitor Center
A discussion of Electronically Assisted Astrophotography and how it differs from traditional Astrophotography.
Saturday | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm South Unit Visitor Center
Check out the amazing photos the James Webb Space Telescope has been taking!
Sunday | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm South Unit Visitor Center Amphitheater
Explore the story of ascension of the traditional Lakota folk hero Fallen Star, his last camp on the vast open prairie, and his last journey to the stars.
1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm Chateau De Mores – outside if sunny, inside if raining
Hike the distance between the Sun and Neptune (sorry, Pluto!) with a ranger.
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Chateau De Mores – outside if sunny, cancelled if raining
Safely view the sun through solar scopes with our amazing Astronomy Volunteers-In-Parks!
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Chateau De Mores – outside if sunny, inside if raining
Hands-on activities for all ages to inspire curiosity about the day and night sky.