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Contact: Visitor Center, 435-425-3791
Capitol Reef National Park and the Entrada Institute are partnering to present the 6th annual Heritage Starfest. The weekend will be full of special events, guest speakers, stargazing, telescope viewing, storytelling, and more. The dark skies of Wayne County and Capitol Reef are among the darkest in the national allowing visitors from around the world to enjoy pristine skies full of stars, constellations, and the Milky Way. This event celebrates Capitol Reef National Park's designation as an International Dark Sky Park, these dark sky resources and the connection all living things have to the natural rhythms of the night.
Friday, October 9 - Capitol Reef National Park, UT
- 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Solar Telescope and viewing of solar flares at the visitor center.
- 3:30 pm -5:00 pm. Daytime astronomy programs at Ripple Rock Nature Center.
- 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Evening program with guest speaker Kate Magargal, former NPS Dark Sky Ranger and lifelong stargazer, at the campground amphitheater.
- 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Stargazing at the campground amphitheater with local and regional astronomers. Dress warmly.
- 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Evening program with Kate Magargal, former NPS Dark Sky Ranger and lifelong stargazer.
- 8:30 pm and beyond. Stargazing behind the bookstore. Dress warmly.