Skies Over Dinosaur (August 24-28)

Join us at Dinosaur National Monument in Vernal, Utah, for a week long festival packed with astronomy events, in celebration of 100 years of the National Park Service. From August 25-28, admission to any National Park in the nation will be free.   Celebration of the Sun Daily – August 24-27   2:30 – 4:00 pm, Quarry…

Night Sky Restoration in Page, AZ

Page, Arizona is a city on the Colorado Plateau  that is in close proximity to several outdoor recreation areas, including Bryce Canyon National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Kodachrome Basin State Park. Astronomers have been looking into the possibility of restoring the night sky in Page, through decreasing light pollution from the city, which…

Preserving Dark Skies and Bright Stars: July 26-27

Join Dr. John Barentine, of the International Dark-Sky Association, and Nate Ament, of the Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative, on July 26-27, for an informative and entertaining night skies event, in Page, Arizona.  You will learn about the unique dark skies of the area, the threats of light pollution, and what you can do to help preserve…

Skies Over Dinosaur: August 24-27

Skies Over Dinosaur celebrates 100 years of the National Park Service, at Dinosaur National Monument. This festival will take place August 24-27 of 2016. Events include: Solar viewing Stargazing with telescopes (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) Informational talks Hands on activities for kids. For questions or more information, call (435) 781-7700 or click here. Exact times and locations of…

Moab Festival of Sciences: September 22-25

The Moab Festival of Sciences aims to connect and inspire the citizens of Eastern Utah, particularly youth, with the wonders of science and the joy of scientific discovery. Visit the city of Moab on September 22-25, for a variety of events, including a star party on the evening of the 25th. To follow updates on the festival, click…

Heritage Starfest: September 30 – October 1

To celebrate their designation as an International Dark Sky Park, Capitol Reef National Park, in partnership with the Entrada Institute of Torrey, Utah, will be hosting the Heritage Starfest, September 30-October 1. This weekend will include: Stargazing and telescope viewing Educational talks by guest speakers Special daytime programming Visits from local astronomy buffs and members of the…

Virgin River Star Party: July 8

Bring all your friends to the Virgin River Star Party, July 8, from 9:30 pm-11  pm. Setup will begin at 8:30 pm. There will be a number of telescopes provided, but if you have your own, feel free to bring them. The event may be canceled if the weather is bad. This event will take place…

Arches Star Party: July 2

Join us on July 2nd, from 9 pm – 11 pm in Arches National Park for stargazing under  Utah’s darkest skies. Southeastern Utah has particularly dark night skies, thanks to the distance from major metropolitan areas. Rangers from Dead Horse Point State Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Arches National Park will join forces -and telescopes- to…