Starry night sky

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Death Valley National Park’s annual Dark Sky Festival returns in February.

Death Valley is a designated Gold Tier Dark Sky Park, the highest rating of darkness. Superintendent Mike Reynolds said, “Visitors from around the world travel to Death Valley to look at the night sky. Stargazing here is a unique and breathtaking experience.” 

Presenters from NASA, Seti Institute, International Dark-Sky Association and the National Park Service will be there to talk all things sky and space.

Topics covered will range from life on other planets to light pollution. Photographers will also get a chance to work directly with astrophotographers.

Visitors will be able to learn more about Death Valley through guided hikes, ranger talks and family programming. At night, there will also be night sky photography meet-ups and a star party. 

The event is scheduled for Feb. 21 through 23. 

All Death Valley Dark Sky Festival programs are free, open to the public, and do not require registration. However, the standard park entrance fee of $30 per vehicle is still applicable. 

Vistit for more information. 

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