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New Moon Night Sky Program

PV Pit Campround Bishop, CA, United States

Join Savanna from the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association to learn about night sky features.  Warm clothes, chairs, and red lights are recommended.  Meet at PV Pit Campground bathrooms. All are welcome


Eastern Sierra Observatory Lecture Nights

Bishop, CA, United States

The Eastern Sierra Observatory will host a series of lectures on the night of July 20th, 21st and 22nd.  Each night will offer a new topic including black holes, the moons of our solar system , and galaxy evolution. Attendance will be limited to 16 guests.

WMRC Lecture Series Presents: A Geoscience night with NASA

White Mountain Research Center 3000 East Line Street, Bishop, CA, United States

Join us as the Goddard Instrument Field Team and their collaborators from across NASA discuss their planetary analog research in the Long Valley and Mono Lake areas.  Guests will be able to see research equipment in-person.  Families and students are encouraged to attend.  This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments offered afterwards.

Eastern Sierra Observatory Dark Sky Festival

Bishop, CA, United States

The Eastern Sierra Observatory will host a California Dark Sky Festival October 12th through October 15th in Panamint Valley.  The event will feature huge telescopes, lectures, photography workshops, a food truck, a giant chess set, camping onsite under dark skies and more.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Event

Alabama Hills National Scenic Area Bishop, CA, United States

On October 14th, the solar eclipse will start at approximately 8:06 am, peak at 9:23 am, and end at 10:48 am in the Eastern Sierra, with 80% coverage of the sun, creating dusk-like conditions. Join an ESIA interpretive specialist for a talk and witness one of the celestial events of the year! 9 am: Mobius Arch Trailhead Parking, Alabama Hills. Solar glasses and an eclipse projector will be provided for viewing, paired with a short talk about the phenomenon.

Death Valley Night Sky Festival

Death Valley National Park CA Highway 90, Death Valley, United States

Daytime and nighttime activities including presentations, telescope viewings and more.