Dark Sky Events & Programs

Utah State Parks have some of the darkest night skies in North America. An ever-increasing number of our visitors appreciate and seek out the pristine night skies and after-dark programming we offer. Our parks employees want to responsibly manage and enhance this resource.

To keep you all engaged, check out the dark sky programs below!

Night Sky Tour at Goblin Valley
April 14; 9 – 10:30 p.m.

Goblin Valley has one of the darkest skies in the world! Join a park ranger for a visual tour of this unique resource. Gaze upon planets, star clusters, and distant galaxies with our telescope, while also learning the stories behind different constellations.

Where? Meet at the Valley of Goblins observation point parking lot. Please note that the event may be canceled in the event of poor weather.

Antelope Island Star Party
April 21; 6 – 8:30 p.m.

In celebration of International Dark Sky Week, April 15-21, 2018, Ogden Astronomical Society will be holding a public star party beginning at 6:00 pm in White Rock Bay. Solar viewing will take place from 6:00 pm to sunset, followed by a short presentation about light pollution. Deep space viewing will begin at dark. Experience the wonder of star clusters, galaxies, nebulae and more. Feel free to bring camp chairs and snacks to enjoy the evening with us. If you bring a flashlight, please make sure it has a red filter on it. No white lights. When entering the parking area, please switch your car headlights to parking lights only. For more information, contact

Steinaker Star Party on September 1 2017 | Photo by: Bettymaya Foott