Sunset at Grand Canyon National Park usually signals the end of the big views for the day. Park visitors retreat to their lodge rooms; others take to the roads headed homeward or in pursuit of their next big adventure. Many fail to realize that as one show ends, another is just beginning.
The legendary night sky of northern Arizona is a sight to behold throughout the year, and for one week every June, the celestial beings shimmering high above take center stage in the form of the annual Grand Canyon Star Party.
This year’s event will take place June 4–11, and astronomers on both the North and South Rims will be on hand with their telescopes to allow visitors to view objects ranging from nearby planets to distant galaxies. Slide shows, ranger programs, and lectures will take place throughout this exciting week. All events are offered free to the public with park admission. Follow this link for more information.