Night Sky Festival Paramount Ranch

Details

When:
August 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
805-370-2301
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Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wonder what’s above us? Here’s your chance to experience the night sky with astronomers and discover the vast expanse beyond earth. Telescopes will be directed at other planets and objects in our Milky Way Galaxy. Fun, educational children activities will be available. Kids can also become a Night Sky Junior Ranger! Remember to bring a red lens flashlight to help preserve our night vision throughout the event.

The event goes from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m.:

  • 7:00 – 9:00: Kid’s Activities
  • 7:00 – 8:00: Native American night sky stories by Hupa native Kat High
  • 7:30 – 8:30: Night Sky Preservation Presentation by Ashley Pipkin
  • 8:30 – 10:30: Telescope Viewing

Ashley Pipkin is a Natural Sound and Night Skies Biologist, for the Pacific west region of the National Park Service. Her presentation will focus on ecological impacts of light pollution on humans and wildlife.

Parking and entrance is free. Paramount Ranch is located at 2903 Cornell Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. For more information please call the Visitor Center at 805-370-2301.