Shenandoah Nationwide Park will conduct its sixth annual Night time Sky Competition from August 19-21. Rangers and visitor audio system will current quite a lot of applications at websites all through the park specializing in area, celestial objects, nocturnal residents, and the significance of darkish evening skies.
Visitor audio system presenting will embody NASA Photo voltaic System Ambassador Greg Redfern and novice astronomer Wealthy Drumm. These applications are sponsored by Delaware North, the park concessioner.
Different actions embody particular ranger-led talks, discussions, kids’s actions, and telescope/evening sky viewings. Packages will happen at Dickey Ridge Customer Heart (mile 4.6), Mathews Arm Campground (mile 22.1), Skyland Amphitheater (mile 42.5), Byrd Customer Heart (mile 51), Massive Meadows (mile 51), and Loft Mountain Amphitheater (mile 79.5).
All applications are free. No reservations are wanted. Nevertheless, park entrance charges apply. Contributors ought to be weather-prepared and convey a flashlight with a pink filter. The whole program schedule might be discovered on the park’s web site.
The Nationwide Park Service continues to watch and reply to present native, state, and CDC info concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. At the moment, masks are welcome, however not required.