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Southwestern UT – Utah has more International Dark Sky parks than any other region in the world, and now is the time to celebrate! Mark your calendars for September 7-9, 2018 to join a regional celebration of astronomy and our glittering dark skies.
The Southwest Astronomy Festival is a combination of astronomy events all across Southwest Utah and Northern Arizona. Some of the highlights in 2018 include:
Family Art Projects
Night Sky Photography workshops hosted by award-winning photographers.
Astronomy art and night sky exhibit.
Genuine meteorites on display.
A series of space policy debates hosted by Southern Utah University.
An enormous 26-inch telescope provided by the University of Utah through which attendees will see star-forming nebulae, ancient star clusters, and distant galaxies.
Activities for all ages will be available. For a detailed schedule, Download the Southwest Astronomy Festival Schedule & Brochure. These events are free and all are welcome, but some workshops have a seating limit and registration may be required.
Cedar Breaks National Monument and Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument are sponsoring this event, with the support of the Southern Utah Space Foundation, the St. George Astronomy Group, and many other participating organizations.
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