Annual Astronomy Festival

Mossy Cave and the Milky Way Galaxy
Milky Way Galaxy surrounded by hoodoos and ponderosa pine at the Mossy Cave Trail.

Photo by Derek Demeter "Galactic Frontier" BRCA AstroFest 2015

Fifty plus telescopes
Fifty plus telescopes available during the annual AstroFest. Salt Lake Astronomical Society preparing their telescopes for an evening of stargazing.

Photo by Kevin Doxstater NPS

2018 Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival
Join us for our 17th Annual Astronomy Festival (June 13 - 16, 2018) with Bryce Canyon's Astronomy Rangers and local Astronomical Societies. Keynote Speaker Dr. Michelle Thaller, Astronomer, NASA Headquarters. Check back soon for a schedule of events!

Having trouble finding a place to stay? Consider our Bryce Canyon Campgrounds or check the local accommodations guide at Garfield County Travel Council website.
Bryce Canyon Astronomy Logo
Bryce Canyon Astronomy Night-Sky Sanctuary Logo

Illustrated by Kevin Poe and Joel Allen

Day 1: Wedneday, June 13 2018


Milky Way over hoodoos
Milky Way over hoodoos

Photo by Ron Bissinger

Day 2: Thursday, June 14 2018

Solar Astronomy 2015
NPS volunteer conducting solar astronomy program during Astrofest 2015.

Photo by Brian B. Roanhorse NPS 17 June, 2015

Day 3: Friday, June 15 2018

Constellation Tours
Astronomy Ranger Angie Richman brings ancient stories to life during a 20-minute constellation tour.

Photo by John Sefick NPS

Day 4: Saturday, June 16 2018

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Click Here to download the brochure schedule of events for the 2017 Astronomy Festival. (PDF 10.7 MB)

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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy
M51 Whirlpool Galaxy

NASA photo

Last updated: May 10, 2018

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