See Space Like You’ve Never Seen it Before at the 2015 Star Party

The Grand Canyon area is home to more than just the canyon itself. You can visit the surrounding town and soak up the local culture. If you’re visiting the South Rim, you’ll likely stop by the Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center, home to educational exhibits and tips for getting around the canyon. But for eight days every June, the Grand Canyon is home to telescopes and awestruck onlookers. Why? Because the dark skies and pure air of the

Grand Canyon allow for a near-perfect view of the night sky.
In association with the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association and the Saguaro Astronomy Club of Phoenix, the Grand Canyon will be home to the 2015 Star Party on both the North Rim and the South Rim from June 13th to 20th.

South Rim visitors can attending by visiting the Grand Canyon Visitor Center. We’ll have a slideshow presentation at 8 and telescopes set up for viewing behind the Visitor Center. Park Rangers will be giving constellation tours every half hour starting at 9 p.m. Show up a little early to secure a seat!

North Rim visitors can find telescopes on the lodge porch every evening. If you can’t make it at night, daytime scopes may be available in limited quantities. Contact the visitor center on your rim for more information on the event or click the links above.