Stargazing in Bryce Canyon

May 25th, 2013

Education, Outdoor adventures

Every year Bryce Canyon holds its Annual Astronomy Festival for amateur stargazers. Because Bryce Canyon has some of the lowest light pollution in the nation, this event is one of the best ways to experience the night sky. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch thought we’d share some info about the festival.

This year the fun starts on Wednesday, June 5. Come during the day and try a little solar astronomy. (Then take the chance to do a little hiking before nightfall.) At night, you get to use the giant telescopes provided by the Salt Lake City Astronomical Society. Of course, you can bring your own gear, if you prefer. Constellation Tours will be lead by the Bryce Canyon Dark Rangers. And the kids can construct and launch model rockets. The keynote speaker is retired NASA astronaut Tory Musgrave. He’ll be sharing his riveting story about repairing the Hubble Telescope. Catch his presentation on Friday. (Tickets are three dollars a person.)

The event lasts until Saturday, June 8th.

Come stay up late and admire the beauty of the night sky. Check out the full itinerary at the Bryce Canyon Website. We hope to see you there!

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