Dead Horse Ranch State Park
“Star Night Party”
Have you ever wanted to explore the wonders of the night sky through astronomers telescopes, or maybe safely view the sun through a special solar telescope? If you answered yes, and are going to be visiting Sedona, Arizona this coming Saturday, June 23rd, 2012, you do not want to miss the “Star Night Party” at Dead Horse Ranch State Park located in Cottonwood, Arizona!
This day of star gazing kicks off at 3:00 pm where visitors have the opportunity to safely view the the sun through very special solar telescopes. This special viewing will go until 6: 00 pm.Then at 8:00 pm join astronomers as they volunteer their expertise, experience and telescopes to take you on a journey into the amazing night skies to view star clusters, galaxies and nebulae.
If you are planning to attend this event, it is recommended the you bring a folding chair, a red light (mini red LED flashlights will be available for a small donation; red light protects everyone’s night vision) and a sweater or jacket. There is a $7 entrance fee to the park per vehicle (up to four adults). Meet up with other astronomy buffs Near the Eastern Lagoon & Woodpecker Circle. See below for a map from the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona to Dead Horse Ranch State Park. To learn more about this special event supported by Astronomers of Verde Valley please visit Dead Horse Ranch State Park.