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 over night for an additional fee. Campers may arrive at 4 PM on the day of the class and depart by 10 AM the next morning.

Telescopes will be available for star gazing.

Hot tea will be provided. Due to Covid-19, please provide your own reusable mug.

Astronomy Night Registration Details:


February 4th: Mid Winter – 5:30 to 7:30 pm
March 25th: Spring Equinox- 7:00 to 9:00 pm
April 29th: Mid Spring – 7:30 to 9:30 pm
September 23rd: Fall Equinox – 7:00 to 9:00 pm
November 4th: Ancestor Day – 6:00 to 8:00 pm

*Optional campout available, please arrive at 4 pm to camp

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.

Please see our Covid-19 Policy for current protocols.

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.