The Turner Farm

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open dawn to dusk except for speciality, after-hours events hosted only on Friday nights

703-759-9018
TTY 711

925 Springvale Road
Great Falls, Virginia 22066

Jordan Libera,
Sr. Interpreter & Programs Manager

Turner Farm Park Events

Astronomy Campfire

12/05/2021 5:15 pm


(4-Adult) Enjoy a campfire and learn what ancient cultures saw in the stars. Toast marshmallows over the embers after hearing tales of the constellations.

Comets-Exotic Visitors to the Inner Solar System

12/06/2021 7:30 pm


Join us in this one-hour class as we explore the life history of a comet and celebrate great comets of the past. The course is held rain or clear skies in the Roll-Top Observatory at Turner Farm Park.

Introduction to Astronomy

12/08/2021 7:30 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 small to large, the motions of the planets and stars, and interesting phenomena in the night sky.

Astronomy Festival

12/11/2021 4:30 pm


(3-Adult) Enjoy activities including guided star gazing, looking through a telescope, and listening to ancient stories about the constellations around the campfire.

Exploring the Moon

12/15/2021 7:30 pm


The moon is as old as the Earth, and its surface is marked by craters and lava flows billions of years old.

Night Sky Tour at the Roll-Top Observatory

01/05/2022 7:30 pm


(8-Adult) Take a fun tour of planets, constellations, stars, nebulas and galaxies that can be seen with the naked eye and through telescopes at the Roll-Top Observatory at Turner Farm Park. No knowledge of astronomy is needed.

Intro to Telescopes

01/11/2022 7:30 pm


This course covers introductory basics of astronomy, observing the sky, and what you need to know to set up and use your telescope. We will provide hands-on use of telescopes in the Roll-Top Observatory, if the weather allows.

Astronomy Festival

01/15/2022 5:00 pm


(3-Adult) Enjoy activities including guided star gazing, looking through a telescope, and listening to ancient stories about the constellations around the campfire.

Night Sky Tour at the Roll-Top Observatory

01/19/2022 7:30 pm


(8-Adult) Take a fun tour of planets, constellations, stars, nebulas and galaxies that can be seen with the naked eye and through telescopes at the Roll-Top Observatory at Turner Farm Park. No knowledge of astronomy is needed.

Introduction to Astronomy

01/26/2022 7:30 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 small to large, the motions of the planets and stars, and interesting phenomena in the night sky.

Night Sky Tour at the Roll-Top Observatory

02/08/2022 7:30 pm


(8-Adult) Take a fun tour of planets, constellations, stars, nebulas and galaxies that can be seen with the naked eye and through telescopes at the Roll-Top Observatory at Turner Farm Park. No knowledge of astronomy is needed.

Intro to Telescopes

02/22/2022 7:30 pm


This course covers introductory basics of astronomy, observing the sky, and what you need to know to set up and use your telescope. We will provide hands-on use of telescopes in the Roll-Top Observatory, if the weather allows.
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