Reach for the Stars is a unique collaboration between the Great Basin National Park Foundation and Great Basin National Park. We connect Great Basin National Park visitors, Great Basin youth, and anyone with access to the internet to Great Basin’s precious dark skies. Great Basin National Park is located in one of the last remaining dark sky places in the contiguous United States and is recognized as a Gold tiered International Dark Sky Park.

Check out our newest blog which details everything you need to know to plan your trip to Great Basin National Park. Find details on camping, cave tours, ranger programs, and visitor centers.

Check out our year end summaries detailing programs, projects, and impact.

Thank you Guardians of Great Basin for making this work possible!

Picture of Comet behind bristlecone- Charles Reed

Stay up to date with our latest projects and programs by reading the 2020 Summer Newsletter!

2020 Summer Newsletter

How much do you know about the Great Basin Rattlesnake? Did you know that Great Basin National Park manages one of the longest rattlesnake studies in the world? 
Check out this wonderful video created by Great Basin's wildlife biologist Bryan Hamilton to learn about the fascinating Great Basin Rattlesnake.

Learn more about Great Basin National Park by reading the Year in Review.

The Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative is a wonderful organization dedicated to preserving dark skies. They highlighted the Great Basin Observatory in October 2019.

Read the full guest spotlight here.

Park Superintendent and wife with Great Basin NP Chair celebrate GBO birthday by eating cake.

Thanks to Patagonia, REI, and the Nevada Northern Railway, the Foundation was able to raise $490 towards funding needed Search and Rescue equipment for the Park.

The raffling of two Patagonia backpacks, 1 REI backpacking tent, and 2 Nevada Northern Railway Star Train tickets, took place during the celebratory events on August 10 & 11 to celebrate the Great Basin Observatory's 2nd Birthday. Perfect timing, as we were also able to welcome Great Basin National Park's new superintendent, James Woolsey (pictured).