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Don Jolley’s Stargazing – A Dark Sky Week Event

April 4 @ 7:30 pm - April 8 @ 9:30 pm


Don Jolley’s popular Stargazing event will happen on a first clear night when no other DARK SKY WEEK event occurs. His weather predictions will appear all week at DarkSkyPointReyes.com, so check them often. Look for the right-hand column or scroll to the bottom on phones and tablets. On the night Don declares it is on, gather in the Giacomini Wetlands.  Park at 3rd and C Streets in Point Reyes Station and follow the candles along the path to the spot. Spaces not limited.

“Window of opportunity” = when the sky is the darkest to conduct naked-eye stargazing.

What to bring:

  • Warm clothes
  • Chair, blanket, sleeping roll, or sleeping bag
  • Printout of night sky map with names on it – found in Don’s announcements on front page
  • Flashlight prepared as in instructions below or red lamp
  • Your curiosity
Karl Mondon, Bay Area News Group

If you like, your donation of $10 or more will benefit DarkSkyWestMarin’s education and outreach program! Please bring exact cash or a check made out to PRSVA to the event.

Flashlight preparation: A headlamp or flashlight with a red bulb option will work just fine. To modify an ordinary flashlight, cover the flashlight’s lens with masking tape, and color the tape with a red marker. It may take a few layers to get the light to quiet down. You’ll want enough light to read your star chart in the dark, but not so much that it blinds your vision of the stars.


Presented in concert with Point Reyes National Seashore & Point Reyes Station Village Association


April 4 @ 7:30 pm
April 8 @ 9:30 pm


Dark Sky West Marin
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Giacomini Wetlands
180 3rd St
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
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