29th Annual Grand Canyon Star Party



At the 29th annual Grand Canyon Star Party, amateur astronomers from across the country will volunteer their telescopes and expertise for the enjoyment of park visitors. These telescopes will offer views of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars, as well as double stars, star clusters, nebulae, distant galaxies, and (later in the week) the moon. Weather permitting, expect spectacular views of the universe!

On the South Rim, events include a nightly slide show at 8 p.m. in the Grand Canyon Visitor Center Theater, followed by free telescope viewing behind the building. To guarantee a seat at the slide show, arrive early; doors open at 7:40 p.m. Green-laser Constellation Tours will be offered at 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Telescope viewing is best after 9 p.m. A flashlight is recommended for the walk to the viewing area, but white lights are not permitted on the Telescope Lot.

On the North Rim, telescopes will be set up on the terrace of the Grand Canyon Lodge every evening. Astronomers will use green lasers to point out constellations. An astronomy slideshow will be presented at 8:30 nightly in the lodge auditorium. By day, look for solar telescopes on the terrace and elsewhere.

Nighttime temperatures on both rims can be quite cool, even in summer. Those attending the star party are encouraged to bring warm layers of clothing. When traveling in the park on the South Rim, it is best to find a parking space in Lots 1-4 (Lot 4 is accessible) and use the free shuttle bus system, which runs until 11 p.m., to access points of interest in the Grand Canyon Village area.

Photos by Grand Canyon National Park under the Creative Commons license 2.0.

free

Date:

Jun 22, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019

Location:

Grand Canyon, AZ

Hours:

Hours vary. See description.

Phone:

(928) 638-7967

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