Goosenecks State Park

Events

Dark Sky Program

Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM
Location: Goosenecks State Park
Details: The 4-Corners region has some of the darkest skies in the continental United States, and did you know that Goosenecks State Park is certified as an International Dark Sky Park? This means that Goosenecks is working to preserve and protect our exceptional views of the starry night sky!

At this event, we will be joined by volunteers from the University of Utah’s South Physics Observatory. We will learn about the importance of dark skies and light pollution’s negative impact on humans and the environment. After this dark sky presentation, we will have the opportunity to gaze at galaxies, planets, nebulae, and other celestial objects through high-powered telescopes! We will also provide astrophotography tips if you’d like to bring your camera!

Utah State Parks recommends masks for this event and attendees should practice social distancing with those not in your household group. Please meet at the Goosenecks campground area. Evening-use fee applies.

For questions or more information, contact the Edge of the Cedars Museum at (435) 678-2238.