Astronomy & Night Sky Summer Series

Event date: 

Fri Aug 9, 2019 07:30 am to 09:45 am MDT

Location of event: 

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
8231 Beach Rd
23336 Chincoteague , VA
United States
Virginia US

Discover the night sky from Assateague Island! The event will begin with auditorium presentations followed by stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting).

Times & Locations
Astronomy 101 Presentation
7:30 and 8:00 p.m.
Herbert H Bateman Education Center Auditorium
(Limited space available; first come first serve; rain or shine)

Night Sky Observations through Telescopes
8:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
North end of Parking Lot #1
(Subject to cancellation due to inclement weather; refuge closes at 10 p.m.)

This series is free and open to the public, however park entrance fees still apply. For entrance fee information visit
Optional items to bring: binoculars, a red light, and insect repellent.

This series is a continued collaboration between Assateague Island National Seashore, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation, and the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center.