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Summer Star Parties at Cedar Breaks

Presented by National Park Service at Cedar Breaks National Monument, Cedar City

June 06 - August 01

To celebrate and share the beauty of our night skies, Cedar Breaks holds a series of astronomy programs (also known as "star parties") throughout the summer season.

Park rangers and volunteer astronomers host each star party at Point Supreme Overlook. The program begins just before sunset with a ranger-led presentation on astronomy & the dark skies of Cedar Breaks. As the Sun sets and daylight fades, you'll get to view a variety of celestial wonders through several large telescopes....

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To celebrate and share the beauty of our night skies, Cedar Breaks holds a series of astronomy programs (also known as "star parties") throughout the summer season.

Park rangers and volunteer astronomers host each star party at Point Supreme Overlook. The program begins just before sunset with a ranger-led presentation on astronomy & the dark skies of Cedar Breaks. As the Sun sets and daylight fades, you'll get to view a variety of celestial wonders through several large telescopes. Depending on the night, you might see craters & mountain ranges on the Moon, the rings of Saturn, Jupiter's Galilean moons, star clusters, galaxies, nebulae, and more! Once the skies are completely dark, rangers lead laser-powered constellation tours and discuss the mythology of the heavens.

Star parties are free of charge and generally last 2-3 hours. Reservations are not needed, just show up. Feel free to drop in for a half hour or stay the entire time. Cedar Breaks is home to the highest regularly scheduled astronomy program (10,350 feet) in the entire National Park system. Please dress warmly for the cool night air at this high elevation! You may also wish to bring a lawn or camp chair as seating at Point Supreme is limited.

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Dates & times

Sat, Jun 06 @ 8:30 pm Sat, Jun 13 @ 8:30 pm Sat, Jun 20 @ 8:30 pm + 6 more dates and times

Sat, Jun 27 @ 8:30 pm Sat, Jul 04 @ 8:30 pm Sat, Jul 11 @ 8:30 pm Sat, Jul 18 @ 8:30 pm Sat, Jul 25 @ 8:30 pm Sat, Aug 01 @ 8:30 pm - Less dates

Admission

Star parties are free of charge.

Location

Cedar Breaks National Monument Arrow icon

2390 W. HWY 56, Suite 11, Cedar City, UT 84720

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