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CANCELED: Stars Over The Susquehanna/ National Jr. Ranger Day

April 24 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Due to concerns of the growing COVID-19 impact, all SHNA programs and events are canceled or postponed through April 30, 2020. For more updates, please check our website at https://www.susquehannaheritage.org/snha-covid-19-update/

Join your friends and neighbors for stargazing along the river! Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day at The Zimmerman Center for Heritage by earning your Night Explorer patch (for kids ages 5-12). At Columbia Crossing, a presentation on “Our Amazing Universe” begins at 8 PM followed by a public star watch in the park with the Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County.

At Columbia Crossing, join your friends and neighbors for a star party at Columbia River Park with the Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County (AELC) to explore the cosmos up close with telescopes.

7:30 PM – a presentation by the AELC will take place inside Columbia Crossing River Trails Center. The talk this year will be given by Tom Lugar  on Our Amazing Universe: Amazing Facts that may defy logic or common sense about our Sun, Earth, Moon and Milky Way Galaxy

8:00 PM – 10 PM – Star Party in Columbia River Park. Telescopes will be set up by the AELC and binoculars will be available for use.

At The Zimmerman Center for Heritage, 
bring the kids to become Junior Rangers. Both adults and kids can explore the skies with the York County Astronomical Society.

7:30 – 8:45 PM – Junior Ranger Night Explorer activities. Animals at night, constellations, planet walk, and more!

8:00 PM – 10 PM – York County Astronomical Society members will provide telescopes for public viewing of the night skies.

National Junior Ranger Day
, children ages 5-12 can complete the Night Explorer Junior Ranger Badge! Kids can then become a sworn in as Junior Ranger by the National Park Service at The Zimmerman Center and get their own patch.

Scout Groups Welcome! – Contact Allison Scholz at ascholz@susquehannaheritage.org or call 717-449-5607 ex 2 to accommodate your group at Columbia Crossing and earn a Night Explorer Junior Ranger Patch. Activities meet many of the Girl Scout badge requirements for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Astronomy Badges.

Program will be held rain or shine. Star party and telescope viewing will not place in the event of poor weather conditions.




April 24
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Susquehanna Heritage