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May 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

Cedar Breaks Star Parties 2012

 

As darkness falls on Cedar Breaks National Monument, a different kind of light illuminates the night sky. That light, which comes from objects out in space transforms the night from a place of darkness into a place of wonder.

To celebrate and share the beauty of our dark night skies, Cedar Breaks hosts a series of star parties throughout the summer season. Each star party is conducted by park staff and astronomy volunteers at Point Supreme. Once the light fades, the party kicks off with a laser light tour of the constellations, followed by star viewing through several telescopes. Observe swirling nebulae, twinkling star clusters, neighborly planets, and distant galaxies. Learn about everything from constellation mythology to the structure of the universe, all in one night!

Star parties are free of charge and are two hours in duration. Telescopes will be provided for viewing, although visitors who own their own telescopes are invited to bring them along.

http://www.nps.gov/cebr/star-parties.htm

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Missing the Dark:  Health Effects of Light Pollution:

http://www.nps.gov/cebr/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=516938
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Great Basin National Park Astronomy Festival

http://www.americacultures.com/baker-great-basin-national-park-astronomy-festival.html

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Jasper National Park Canada

http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20110311/jasper-dark-sky-astronomy-park-110313/

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NavajoLoopMoonrise_Bryce

http://newton.uor.edu/facultyfolder/tyler_nordgren/Gallery/NationalParks/ParksPhotos.html

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Bryce Canyon Country Astronomy:

http://www.brycecanyoncountry.com/astronomy.html

and

http://www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/astronomyprograms.htm

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MatherPt_GrandCanyon

http://newton.uor.edu/facultyfolder/tyler_nordgren/Gallery/NationalParks/ParksPhotos.html

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Balanced Rock in Arches National Park STARS

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/03/27/rekindled-flame/

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