Explore the Night Sky at John Muir NHS

Martinez, Calif. – Do you want to learn more about planets and constellations? Join National Park Service (NPS) park rangers and volunteers for this exciting night sky program on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at the John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in Martinez, CA. This is a free two-hour drop-in event, starting at 7 p.m. and ending promptly at 9 p.m.

This program will explore our celestial neighbors by using telescopes and hands-on art projects. Please bring water, layered clothing, insect repellent, and a flashlight (with a red light setting).

Reservations are not required. Please call the John Muir NHS visitor center at (925) 228-8860 if you have questions. Visitors should meet at John Muir NHS. Additional parking is available across the street on Walnut Ave. If it rains heavily, the program will be canceled.

Grants, NM – El Malpais National Monument will host a Spooky Star Party on Saturday, October 292022. Drop by the El Malpais Visitor Center any time between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm to learn about the night sky and how you can help the National Park Service protect our dark skies in Northwest New Mexico. Look through telescopes at planets and stars and get a tour of the evening constellations. Come in costume for some Halloween treats!

This free event will take place in the parking lot of the El Malpais Visitor Center, although some activities may occur along the short, ½ mile dirt trail behind the visitor center. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp with a red light setting if you have one, otherwise red light flashlights will be available. Dress warmly for a chilly autumn evening.

The El Malpais Visitor Center is located at 1900 E Santa Fe Ave in Grants, NM. Gates open at 7:20 pm.