Join the park educator and our Astronomy enthusiast/Conservation Volunteer, for an exciting evening exploring the wonders of the heavens. Watch a sunset become a star-laced sky, view planets, star clusters and galaxies using binoculars and our professional telescopes. This program will begin as an informative discussion followed by a hands-on exploration of the wonders and mysteries of the evening skies. Feel free to bring your own equipment. This event is free.
This stargazing program will feature views of planets Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars, as well as the Andromeda Galaxy and several constellations.
Pre-registration is required to attend this program and spaces are limited. Please register each individual seperately. ALL MINORS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.
While you may bring your own equipment and observe on your own in the designated area, all visitors should arrive before dark and check in at the Environmental Interpretive Center (E.I.C.). Programs begin at the E.I.C. The park asks that visitors to the Night Sky programs please leave their pets at home. Dim lighting, large crowds and sensitive equipment do not create a pet-friendly environment.
Face masks must be worn at all programs! All participants must adhear to current CDC guidelines for social distancing. All equipment will be properly sanitized repeatedly throughout the program. Guests will be given disposable safety glasses for viewing through our telescopes.
***PLEASE NOTE!!! All stargazing programs will be canceled and rescheduled in the event of rain or severe thunderstorms. If the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy, the program will be canceled and rescheduled. If the sky is clear or partly cloudy, the program is a GO! A decision to cancel will be made no later than 3pm the day of the program. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL, OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, OR THE CALENDAR OF EVENTS PAGE FOR A NOTIFICATION OF CANCELLATION BEFORE YOU ARRIVE FOR THE PROGRAM!!!
Tuesday, September 15 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Beltzville State Park
2950 Pohopoco Dr., Lehighton, PA 18235-8905