Night Sky Festival Underway this Weekend at Colter Bay

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Date: September 1, 2016
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3393

MOOSE, WY —Grand Teton National Park will host special interpretive astronomy programs this weekend at Colter Bay. From Friday September, 2 through Sunday, September 4, Dark Ranger Telescope Tours and Colter Bay staff will provide visitors numerous opportunities to learn about astronomy and its cultural history, stargaze and view solar events through special telescopes, take a constellation tour, and learn more about the planets. All of the programs are educational, family-oriented, and free and open to the public.

The Night Sky Festival events at Colter Bay include:

Friday, September 2
1PM-3PM:Solar Astronomy on the Back Deck of the Colter Bay Visitor Center.
10PM-11:30PM:Stargazing with telescopes at Colter Bay Swim Beach.

Saturday, September 3
10AM-12PM:Planet Walk on the Lakeshore Trail.
1PM-3PM:Solar Astronomy on the Back Deck of the Colter Bay Visitor Center.
7:45PM-8:15PM:Planet Viewing in the Twilight at Swim Beach.
9PM-10PM:Ranger Program "Watchers of the Sky" at the Colter Bay Amphitheater.
10PM:Laser Constellation Tour at Swim Beach.

Sunday, September 4
10AM-12PM:Planet Walk on the Lakeshore Trail.
1PM-3PM:Solar Astronomy on the Back Deck of the Colter Bay Visitor Center.
7:45PM-8:15PM:Planet Viewing in the Twilight at Swim Beach.
9PM-10PM:Ranger Program "Dark Wars" at the Colter Bay Amphitheater.
10PM:Laser Constellation Tour at Swim Beach.
10PM-11:30PM:Public Stargazing with telescopes at Swim Beach.

Anyone planning to attend the twilight and/or evening programs should dress warmly as evening temperatures at Colter Bay may be chilly.For more information about these special programs or the Night Sky Festival schedule, please contact the Colter Bay Visitor Center at 307.739.3594.For more information about Dark Ranger Telescope Tours, please refer to the Dark Ranger Telescope Tour website http://www.darkrangertelescopetours.com/.

—NPS

Last updated: September 2, 2016

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