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Multiple Days: 10/19/2017, 10/20/2017, 10/21/2017
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Capitol Reef National Park and the Entrada Institute of Torrey, UT (http://www.entradainstitute.org/heritage-starfest/), join in celebrating the park's designation as an International Dark Sky Park. The 8th annual Heritage Starfest runs from Thursday, October 19 through Saturday, October 21, 2017. 

Activities on Thursday and Friday are at Capitol Reef National Park--
Thursday, October 19: 
4:30-5:30 pm - Solar viewing at the Capitol Reef National Park visitor center
7:30-8:30 pm - Evening program with Greg Owens, night sky photographer, at the campground amphitheater
8:30-9:30 pm - Night sky photography workshop and stargazing. Bring your camera and tripod. 

Friday, October 20: 
4:30-5:30 pm - Solar viewing at the Capitol Reef National Park visitor center
7:30-8:30 pm - Evening program with Cameron Pace, Assistant Professor of Physics at Southern Utah University, at the campground amphitheater
8:30-10:00 pm - Stargazing at the campground amphitheater parking lot with local and regional astronomers. 

Saturday, October 21 -- Activities are throughout Wayne County, Utah
10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Portable Planetarium visit for the public. Wayne Middle School, Bicknell, Utah. 
4:30-5:30 pm - Solar viewing at the Capitol Reef National Park visitor center
7:30-8:30 pm - Evening program with Cameron Pace, Assistant Professor of Physics at Southern Utah University, at the Robbers Roost Bookstore, Torrey, Utah
8:30-10:00 pm - Stargazing behind the Robbers Roost Bookstore, Torrey, Utah
10:30 pm until late - Citizen Science night sky monitoring project. Teasdale, Utah. Check http://facebook.com/heritagestarfest/ for specific time and location. Date may change due to weather. 

For evening events, bring a red headlamp or flashlight and dress warmly. 

The dark skies of Wayne County and Capitol Reef are among the darkest in the nation allowing visitors from around the world to enjoy pristine skies full of stars, constellations and the Milky Way. This event celebrates our dark sky resources. Visit http://darksky.org/ for more on protecting dark night skies. 


Location:
Capitol Reef National Park and Torrey, Utah

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Capitol Reef National Park

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Contact Phone Number:
435-425-3791

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