Join us at Dinosaur National Monument in Vernal, Utah, for a week long festival packed with astronomy events, in celebration of 100 years of the National Park Service. From August 25-28, admission to any National Park in the nation will be free.
Celebration of the Sun
Daily – August 24-27 2:30 – 4:00 pm, Quarry Visitor Center
Sunday, August 28 10:00 am – Noon & 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Get close up (and safe) views of our closest star through special solar telescopes. Craft activities and Junior Night Explorer books are also available. This is the Junior Ranger Program for these dates.
Documentary Night: The City Dark
Wednesday, August 24 7:00 pm, Uintah County Library
Find out why so many starry skies are disappearing and what you can do to keep them shining bright. Followed by an optional walk to see examples of night sky friendly lighting in downtown Vernal.
August 24, 26 & 27 7:30 – 8:15 pm, Green River Campground
August 24 (Wednesday): Planets
August 26 (Friday): Space Jeopardy
Aug 27 (Saturday): Going Batty
Thursday, August 25 8:00 – 9:30 pm, Quarry Visitor Center
Lights vs the Night, talk followed by optional walk to see examples of night sky friendly lighting in the monument.
Stargazing with Telescopes
August 24, 26 & 27 9:00 – 10:30 pm, Split Mountain Campground – South End, Please Limit Flashlight Use
Note: additional telescope programs are offered every Wednesday and Saturday through September 10, start times vary with twilight.
Our National Parks
Thursday, August 25 1:00 – 1:45 pm Quarry Visitor Center
Discover the diversity of natural and cultural treasures within the National Park Service.
Thursday, August 25 1:45 pm Quarry Visitor Center, UT Canyon Visitor Center, CO Celebrate the second century of the National Park Service!