The Turner Farm

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open dawn to dusk except for speciality, after-hours events hosted only on Friday nights
925 Springvale Road
Great Falls, Virginia 22066
Nicole Mitchell, MPA
Waterfront Sites and Nature Centers Branch Manager

Turner Farm Park Events

Department Resources

Meteorites-Exploring Visitors from Space

06/05/2024 8:00 pm

(8-Adult) This class is an introduction to meteorites as we explore what they are and where they come from. Participants will be able to examine actual meteorites including specimens from the Moon and Mars. A discussion is followed by an observatory session with telescopes, weather permitting. The course will be held in the Roll-Top observatory classroom at Turner Farm…

Rainbows, Haloes & Glories

06/17/2024 8:00 pm

(6-Adult) Learn about common and some uncommon phenomena you can see in the day or night skies such as rainbows, haloes and glories. We will also explore sunrise and sunset phenomena like the green flash, the purple light, and simple questions like why the sky is blue and sunsets are orange. The course is held rain or clear skies in the Roll-Top observatory classroom at…

Introduction to Astronomy

06/26/2024 8:00 pm

(8-Adult) This course provides a general introduction to some fundamentals of astronomy and the universe. We will discuss the basic types of astronomical objects from the small to the large, the motions of the planets and stars, and interesting phenomena in the night sky. A classroom discussion is followed by an observatory session with telescopes, weather permitting.…

Fairfax Poet Laureate - Poetry Beneath the Stars

08/17/2024 7:30 pm

Write a poem while gazing at the night sky to see if you can find a shooting star. The event is free but registration is recommended.

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