NPS, Grand Canyon Association, Tuscon Amature Astronomy Assoc and Internation Dark-Sky Assoc present our Annual Star Party... The Moon is waning, the
NPS, Grand Canyon Association, Tuscon Amature Astronomy Assoc and Internation Dark-Sky Assoc present our Annual Star Party… The Moon is waning, the summer solstice is nearing, and the monsoons are holding off (fingers crossed). Seems like a perfect time for a good ol’ fashioned Star Party!
The 27th annual Grand Canyon Star Party begins Saturday June 17th and lasts until Saturday June 24th. I encourage you to come out and celebrate the precious dark night skies of Grand Canyon National Park.
On the South Rim, there will be between 50-60 telescopes set up every night behind Grand Canyon Visitor Center beginning at 8 pm. There will be three constellation tours every night meeting at the telescope lot: 9 pm, 9:30 pm, and 10 pm. There is also a limited-capacity theater presentation by a special guest speaker every night in the Grand Canyon Visitor Center theater which starts at 8 pm. Doors open at 7:40 pm. During the day, our Science on a Sphere display inside the Grand Canyon Visitor Center will play astronomy-themed narrated short movies on a loop. Solar telescopes will be set up around the GCVC and along the rim as well.