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Grand Canyon's 23nd Annual Star Party
From Saturday, June 08 2013 -  7:23am
To Sunday, June 16 2013 - 4:47pm
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For eight days in June, 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 and planet Mercury by day. 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.

Participants will experience spectacular views of the universe! Everyone dress warmly, since temperatures drop quickly after sunset - even during the summer months. The event is free, after paying regular park entrance fee.
Location : Grand Canyon National Park
Contact : Park Ranger / (928) 638-7888
http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/grand-canyon-star-party.htm

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