Grand Canyon National Park Invites Public to a Kaibab-Paiute Dark Skies Program

Milky Way stretches over Grand Canyon
Milky Way stretches over Grand Canyon

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News Release Date: February 18, 2016

Contact: Vanessa Ceja-Cervantes , 928-638-7779

Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to join Charley Bulletts for a special hour long dark skies presentation at Mather Point Amphitheater on February 26,2016 at 7:30 pm.

Charley Bulletts is an enrolled member of the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians and Cultural Resource Director of the Southern Paiute Consortium. Located north of Grand Canyon and the Colorado River, the Kaibab Paiute Tribe was recently recognized as the world's first dark sky nation by the International Dark Sky Association.For members of the Kaibab Paiute Tribe the night sky is a significant part of their culture andafter becoming aware of its threatened status retrofitted community lights to decrease light emissions and improve their dark sky.

Charley Bulletts, a key to the Paiute's dark sky designation, hopes to spread awareness and inspire others to protect our dark skies by sharing traditional night sky stories in one of the area's most significant dark sky locations. Grand Canyon National Park's extensive tribal histories make it an ideal place to share and promote understanding of the diverse cultural traditions of Native people.

Mather Point Amphitheater is located on the rim near Grand Canyon Visitor Center. Transportation from rim lodges is available via free Village/Blue bus route;parking is also available at Grand Canyon Visitor Center. This free evening presentation is open to the public and will take place outside, please check the weather forecast and dress appropriately.

 



Last updated: February 18, 2016

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