National Park Service Star Gazing Party

Photo: Viewing through a Shenandoah Astronomical Society Member Telescope (NPS/Buddy Secor)

Join the National Park Service with the Shenandoah Astronomical Society for 3 FREE Star Parties

As part of the National Park Service’s “Find Your Park” campaign, these programs encourage visitors to explore Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park in a variety of ways and to discover the night sky in a quiet and peaceful setting.

April 13th at 7:30 p.m.
August 10th at 8:00 p.m. (Perseid Meteor Shower)
October 26th at 6:00 p.m.

Each program will include a short introduction by a park ranger, followed by an astronomical related program given by a member of the SAS. Visitors are welcomed to bring their own telescopes, or use the ones that will be provided by the Shenandoah Astronomical Society.

The star parties will be held at the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation Thoburn Redoubt tract.

Directions to the site:

1. Just south of Middletown, from U.S. Route 11, turn left onto Water Plant Road. Proceed 1 mile to the intersection with Long Meadow Road.
2. Turn right onto Long Meadow Road. Proceed 0.1 mile.
3. Turn right onto Bowman’s Mill Road. Proceed 1.4 miles to Thoburn Redoubt.
4. The Thoburn Tract is marked by a Civil War Trails sign and some Waysides. Turn right into the property.

Rock’n Roof Halloween Show: Radkey

We are super stoked to announce that our Fall Halloween show this year is being headlined by Radkey on Saturday, October 12. We also have rooftop veterans American Television, and Thee Deluxe, along with first timers on the roof, Weatherworn. This event is Halloween-themed, so go all out when planning your costumes! 30% of all ticket sales benefits the museum’s special needs programming. This concert will be the biggest one yet; no tricks, all treats! Come ready to rock. You don’t wanna miss this one!

Admission: $15 online pre sales, $18 at the door

Follow them on social media: @rock_n_roof_svdm or visit their website for more information.

6th Annual Parks and Pets Extravaganza

Join Frederick County Parks and Recreation for their 6th annual Parks and Pets Extravaganza on Saturday, October 5th from 10am-3pm. At their new location, Clearbrook Park, expect all kinds of activities for you and your pet including:

-Silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter

-Demos by the Frederick County Fire and Rescue and Frederick County Sheriff’s Office

-An assortment of food vendors

-Vendors for all your pets’ needs

-Honor Guard

-Halloween Pet Costume Parade

-And new this year: Dock Diving at the Clearbrook Pool!

This event is free to all and is family/pet friendly!

 

National Park Service Star Gazing Party

Photo: Viewing through a Shenandoah Astronomical Society Member Telescope (NPS/Buddy Secor)

Join the National Park Service with the Shenandoah Astronomical Society for 3 FREE Star Parties

As part of the National Park Service’s “Find Your Park” campaign, these programs encourage visitors to explore Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park in a variety of ways and to discover the night sky in a quiet and peaceful setting.

April 13th at 7:30 p.m.
August 10th at 8:00 p.m. (Perseid Meteor Shower)
October 26th at 6:00 p.m.

Each program will include a short introduction by a park ranger, followed by an astronomical related program given by a member of the SAS. Visitors are welcomed to bring their own telescopes, or use the ones that will be provided by the Shenandoah Astronomical Society.

The star parties will be held at the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation Thoburn Redoubt tract.

Directions to the site:

1. Just south of Middletown, from U.S. Route 11, turn left onto Water Plant Road. Proceed 1 mile to the intersection with Long Meadow Road.
2. Turn right onto Long Meadow Road. Proceed 0.1 mile.
3. Turn right onto Bowman’s Mill Road. Proceed 1.4 miles to Thoburn Redoubt.
4. The Thoburn Tract is marked by a Civil War Trails sign and some Waysides. Turn right into the property.