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Stargazing in Rock Creek Park

April 7, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 2, 2018

One event on July 14, 2018 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 11, 2018 at 8:30 pm

One event on September 1, 2018 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm

One event on November 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Exploring the Sky is an informal program that for over sixty years has offered monthly opportunities for anyone in the Washington area to see the stars and planets through telescopes from a location within the District of Columbia.

Sessions are held in Rock Creek Park once each month on a Saturday night from April through November, starting shortly after sunset. We meet in the field just south of the intersection of Military and Glover Roads NW, near the Nature Center. A parking lot is located immediately next to the field.

Beginners (including children) and experienced stargazers are all welcome-and it’s free!

Questions? Call the Nature Center at (202) 895-6070 or check the Internet sites: https://www.nps.gov/rocr/planyourvisit/planetarium.htm or http://www.capitalastronomers.org

(The event is canceled in the event of clouds and rain.)

Come See the Stars!
2018 Schedule

Month Day Time Things of Interest
April 7 8:30 PM Winter constellations last gasp
May 5 9 PM Jupiter rising; Big Dipper high
June 2 9 PM Venus and Jupiter visible; Vega rising
July 14 9 PM Summer Triangle; First quarter moon and Jupiter in Libra
August 11 8:30 PM Three planets; Andromeda rising
September 1 8 PM Vega overhead; Now four planets!
October 6 7:30 PM Summer triangle is directly overhead; Mars
November 17 7 PM Pleiades and winter constellations appear

A presentation of the National Park Service and National Capital Astronomers.


April 7, 2018
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Rock Creek Park stargazing
Military and Glover Roads, NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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