Each year, Glacier hosts star parties at Logan Pass. These free programs are sellouts due to their popularity.
At these events, astronomers take you on a tour of the stars. You’ll also get to gaze through several different telescopes at stars, planets, and nebulas. Sometimes, the rings of Saturn are visible, and the International Space Station flies overhead.
Admission to the Logan Pass parking lot on these nights is by ticket only. Pick up the free tickets starting the morning before the star party day. They are available at Apgar or St. Mary Visitors Centers.
Glacier’s star parties are scheduled 4 or 5 nights throughout July, August, and September. When you pick up your ticket, you’ll get directions on when to check in at Logan Pass, usually about 9pm. Bring layers to keep yourself warm with the cooler night air at high elevation.
You’ll be issued red film to cover your flashlight as that color will not affect your night vision. The program goes until 12:30am. Participants are asked to stay for the duration to avoid wrecking the experience for others with light pollution.