Bryce Canyon Annual Astronomy Festival

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STARS, PLANETS & THE MILKY WAY
Join us for our 17th Annual Astronomy Festival (June 21 – 24, 2017) with Bryce Canyon’s Astronomy Rangers and local Astronomical Societies.

Keynote Speaker Dean Regas Cincinnati Observatory Outreach Astronomer

CoHost of PBS “Star Gazers”

Day 1: 

  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Solar Viewing at Bryce Canyon Visitor Center
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Telescope Basics Program at Bryce Canyon Visitor Center
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Star Lab at Bryce Canyon Lodge Auditorium
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm
    Planisphere Practice at Bryce Canyon Visitor Center Theater
  • 8:15 pm – 10:15 pm
    Three concurrent 1-hour Evening Presentations. Free tickets must be obtained in person at the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, or 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.- 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm at Bryce Canyon Visitor Center Theater:
  • 10:30 pm -12:30 am
    Stargazing at the telescope field. See brochure for shuttle information.
    – Huge Telescopes provided by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society and Bryce Canyon’s Astronomy Rangers
    Constellation Tours by Bryce Canyon’s Astronomy Rangers
Milky Way over hoodoos
Milky Way over hoodoos

Photo by Ron Bissinger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2: 

  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Solar Viewing at Bryce Canyon Visitor Center
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Telescope Basics Program at Bryce Canyon Visitor Center
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Star Lab at Bryce Canyon Lodge Auditorium
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm
    Planisphere Practice at Bryce Canyon Visitor Center Theater
  • 8:15 pm – 10:15 pm
    Three concurrent 1-hour Evening Presentations. Free tickets must be obtained in person at Bryce Canyon Visitor Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, or 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
    – 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm at Bryce Canyon Visitor Center Theater:
  • 10:30 pm -12:30 am
    Stargazing at the telescope field. See brochure for shuttle information.
    – Huge Telescopes provided by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society and Bryce Canyon’s Astronomy Rangers
    Constellation Tours by Bryce Canyon’s Astronomy Rangers
Solar Astronomy 2015
NPS volunteer conducting solar astronomy program during Astrofest 2015.

Photo by Brian B. Roanhorse NPS 17 June, 2015

Day 3: 
  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Solar Viewing at Bryce Canyon Visitor Center
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Telescope Basics Program at Bryce Canyon Visitor Center
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Star Lab at Bryce Canyon Lodge Auditorium.
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm
    Planisphere Practice at Bryce Canyon Visitor Center Theater
  • 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
    KEYNOTE: Dean Regas Cincinnati Observatory Outreach Astronomer and CoHost of PBS “Star Gazers”
    Evening Program will be at Ebenezer’s Barn & Grill (see map)
    1000 tickets available at the door or advanced sales Wed-Fri 2-6 pm at Best Western Ruby’s Inn Lobby.
    – $3.00 per person
    – $10.00 per immediate family
    (Children 5 and under Free)
  • 10:30 pm -12:30 am
    Stargazing at the telescope field. See brochure for shuttle information.
    – Huge Telescopes provided by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society and Bryce Canyon’s Astronomy Rangers.
    Constellation Tours by Bryce Canyon’s Astronomy Rangers
Constellation Tours
Astronomy Ranger Angie Richman brings ancient stories to life during a 20-minute constellation tour.

Photo by John Sefick NPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4: 

  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Solar Viewing at Bryce Canyon Visitor Center
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Telescope Basics Program at Bryce Canyon Visitor Center
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Star Lab at Bryce Canyon Lodge Auditorium
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm
    Planisphere Practice at Bryce Canyon Visitor Center Theater
  • 8:15 pm – 10:15 pm
    Three concurrent 1-hour Evening Presentations. Free tickets must be obtained in person at the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, or 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
    – 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm at Bryce Canyon Visitor Center Theater:
  • 10:30 pm -12:30 am
    Stargazing at the telescope field. Huge Telescopes provided by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society and Bryce Canyon’s Astronomy Rangers Constellation Tours by Bryce Canyon’s Astronomy Rangers

 

Fifty plus telescopes available during the annual AstroFest

Salt Lake Astronomical Society preparing their telescopes for an evening of stargazing.