Join us for Astronomy Night! Come to Big Oak Canyon for an evening of stargazing and stories! Bring a chair or mat to lie on, and warm clothing to get cozy. Learn how to read the night sky and observe its patterns like humans have done for millennia. Learn some of the constellations and the stories that connect them. You’ll have the opportunity to look through a telescope at the stars and moon, and will hopefully leave oriented better to the natural rhythms of the sky and the seasons. 

Participants are invited to camp (optional) at Big Oak Canyon overnight for an additional fee. Campers may arrive 2 hours before the event start time and are requested to depart by 11 AM the next morning.

Telescopes will be available for star gazing.

Hot tea will be provided. Please provide your own reusable mug.

Astronomy Night Registration Details:


2023 – 2024 Dates

  • Dec 23 – Winter Solstice 5:00 to 7:00 pm 
  • Feb 3 – Mid Winter – 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • March 23 – Spring Equinox – 7:00 to 9:00 pm
  • May 4 – Mid Spring – 7:30 to 9:30 pm

*Optional campout available, please arrive 2 hours prior to the start of the event. Pre-registration is required for camping.

Who: All ages welcome

Where: Big Oak Canyon (in Silverado Canyon), driving directions will be sent to you via email upon registration

Price: $32 per person, optional campout is an additional $30 per family

Children 3 and under are free to attend.

Optional Campout

What is included:

  •  Camping area on lower terrace 
  • Restroom 
  • Potable water for washing
  • Picnic tables 
  • Parking 

What to bring:

  • Drinking water
  • Food or snacks
  • Tent (optional if you want to sleep under the stars)
  • Sleeping items: sleeping bag, mat, blankets, pillow
  • Flashlight 
  • Warm clothing
  • Any dishes, cookware, or stove you may want for the morning

Scholarships Available

 Earthroots is committed to creating nature connection opportunities for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) participants. We are offering two full BIPOC Scholarships for this program.

It is Earthroots Field School’s policy and pleasure to make scholarship space available in its programs for those in need.