2017-6-28: Connecting with the Night Sky at Mt. Rainier National Park ⬅︎
As part of the National Park Service's Night Skies Program, Starry Hill is in its fourth year in providing evening stargazing experiences during summer months for visitors at Mt. Rainier National Park. Come join us outside the Jackson Visitor Center at Paradise.

Saturn, the Moon, the International Space Station, shooting stars, galaxies and more are all parts of the show. We set up multiple telescopes for visitors to use but also offer lots of 'naked-eye' stargazing as well. There are typically 75 visitors each evening and sometimes up to 300!

The National Park Service (NPS) has identified the Starry Night Sky as a treasure to be protected and shared with the public and we at Starry Hill want to be a part of its efforts. On its website, the NPS writes...

Starry night skies and natural darkness are important components of the special places the National Park Service protects. National parks hold some of the last remaining harbors of darkness and provide an excellent opportunity for the public to experience this endangered resource. The NPS is dedicated to protecting and sharing this resource for the enjoyment of current and future generations.

You can find lots of information about the Night Skies mission at the National Park Service website by clicking here .

Also check out the International Dark Sky association here.