- This event has passed.
Great Basin Star Train
August 6 @ 4:30 pm - August 7 @ 4:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Friday, repeating until September 24, 2021
For those of you who aren’t fortunate enough to live up here in the Rural Inter-Mountain West, you are missing our breathtakingly beautiful night sky. For those of you who live in these parts, you may not have taken the time lately to stop and gaze at the Heavens. Either way, plan a special night out with those beautiful stars of ours. This area has one of the darkest skies in the lower 48 states which provides the setting for our wonderful night skies.
Nevada Northern Railway’s Star Train pulls out of Ely on selected Summer evenings with the Dark Rangers of Great Basin National Park aboard. These rangers love the night sky as much as we all do, but they probably know a whole lot more about stars than all of us put together. They will guide us on our journey to find interesting things up in the Heavens on this journey. We will stop the train away from town to take full advantage of the dark night skies. The National Park Service Rangers will be taking us on our own special tour of the celestial constellations.