Meteors, Moon and a Movie

Oct 19 thru Oct 20 - 6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
All ages unless noted otherwise - See description
Sky Meadows State Park
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This family-friendly event, made possible by the Friends of Sky Meadows, provides a relaxing opportunity to learn the importance of dark sky conservation, have a chance to see a meteor, enjoy a near full moon and more. For $25/car, stay all night and enjoy the following activities:

6:00 p.m.: Light Pollution’s Effects on Wildlife
Join Virginia Master Naturalists for a talk on how light pollution impacts our native plants and animals. Begin with a kid-friendly segment exploring the animals of Sky Meadows.

8:00 p.m.: Orionids Meteor Shower
Listen as an astronomer describes the Orionid phenomenon and how to capture them on film.

9:00 p.m.: Saving the Dark
Explore the need to preserve dark skies and learn how to combat light pollution with this one-hour film, provided by the American Conservation Film Festival.

Throughout the night, play light-up field games and enjoy snacks and drinks provided by the Friends.

To register, visit: Proceeds benefit the Friends of Sky Meadows. **Location Detail: Picnic Area


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