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Contact: Mary Plumb, 928-608-6202
PAGE, Arizona – Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Dark Rangers are partnering with the Page Public Library to offer seven free astronomy programs to the public throughout the month of October. These events will include solar viewing, night sky viewing, and telescopic astro-photography. All events will be held at the library.
Solar viewing activities will be held in conjunction with Page Public Library’s STEM program on October 2, 8, 16, and 22 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Participants will be able to look through a special solar-viewing telescope and will have the chance to see sun spots and solar prominences.
Night sky viewing (star party) activities will be held on Thursday, October 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will include both telescope-aided and naked-eye star gazing.
The astro-photography program, "Shoot the Stars" will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. and will teach participants the basics of using a telescope to take photographs of deep space objects. Designed to be accessible for even a novice photographer, this program will help participants learn how to get involved in this hobby with a minimal investment.
All events are weather dependent and may be canceled or rescheduled in the event of rain, wind, or cloud cover.
Last updated: October 2, 2018