6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Historic Area. Welcome Summer by watching the sunset across the Crooked Run Valley with a special solstice-themed Astronomy For Everyone. Join members of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club as they use special technology to view the sun in this rare opportunity from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Directly following this viewing, meet us behind Historic Mount Bleak House for Astronomy For Everyone and discover our International Dark-Sky Park! We begin with a half-hour children’s “Junior Astronomer” program, followed by a discussion about the importance of dark skies and light conservation. Then join NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) Ambassadors for a presentation on the latest news in astronomy. Finish the evening by relaxing and enjoying the night’s beauty with the members of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club for a tour of the night sky. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and/or blankets. Feel free to bring your telescope or binoculars for your own exploration. Details: $10/car parking fee. Entrance gates close at 9 p.m. More info: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/sky-meadows, 540-592-3556, [email protected]