Astronomical Nights in Delaware State Parks

You don't have to be a professional astronomer to enjoy the night sky, especially with the help of Delaware State Parks. Several state parks offer stargazing programs and events to satisfy everyone from novice to expert. If your location is not ideal for stargazing, you can still enjoy the wonders of night and celestial sensations by registering for a Delaware State Park program or event.

Stargazing programs are offered throughout the state from Bellevue and Brandywine Creek to White Clay Creek and all the way south to Holts Landing.


Bellevue, Brandywine Creek, White Clay Creek, and Delaware Seashore are known for their summer time stargazing events and astronomy programs. However, you can check for "stellar" upcoming events and programs at any state park.

Things to Do

You can enjoy a variety of stargazing activities from getting a glimpse of the Perseids Meteor shower to learning how to map the night sky.

What to Bring

Some state parks offer the use of scopes, binoculars, and maps to stargaze. Other programs suggest that you bring your own. You may also want to bring a blanket to sit on. The one item not to bring is a flashlight. A flashlight may interrupt other stargazers and will cause your eyes to take longer to adjust to the darkness.

For more information: Periodically check for upcoming activities, or contact your local state park directly for detailed information.