Explore the Grand Canyon by Day, and the Universe by Night!

Grand Canyon National Park
2013 Grand Canyon Star Party
June 8th – June 15th, 2013

Do something astronomical this Father’s Day weekend and take a trip up to the Grand Canyon for their 2013 Grand Canyon Star Party! This Friday, June 14th and Saturday, June 15th, park visitors will explore the wonders of the night sky on Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim with the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association and on the North Rim with the Saguaro Astronomy Club of Phoenix.

Amateur astronomers from across the country will volunteer their expertise and will offer free nightly astronomy programs and free telescope viewing. Visitors will have the chance to view the planet Saturn along with a wide assortment of star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae by night, and the sun or perhaps Venus or Mercury by day or just after sundown. Grand Canyon is one of the best night sky observing sites in the United States because it has some of the darkest skies and cleanest air in the country.

This  event is free (other than paying the park entrance fee of $25.00 per vehicle, good for 7 days of coming and going to either rim.) No reservations are needed! Explore the Grand Canyon by day, and the universe by night!Bring a flashlight to make your way safely to the telescope area; red flashlights are best since the use of white lights is discouraged on the telescope lot.” A red flashlight can be made by covering any flashlight with red cellophane or painting the lens with red nail polish or even a red magic marker. For more information Please visit the Grand Canyon National Park. The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is located around 2 1/2 hours from Sedona, Arizona, making it perfect for a day trip during your Sedona vacation(See below for map)!

Directions from the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona to the Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim)

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