Culture and science meet above the Colorado River in Marble Canyon with dark sky activities and daytime fun. Join amateur and professional astronomers in exploring the skies on the historic Navajo Bridge, 1,127 feet over the Colorado River! Telescopes provide an up close look at celestial wonders, or take in the bigger picture with classical Greek and traditional Navajo constellation viewing.
Learn more about the importance of dark skies on the Colorado Plateau, discover something new with traditional Navajo stories and cultural knowledge, become a junior ranger, or just take in the stunning scenery of the Vermilion Cliffs and the infinite universe.
6:00pm Sunny Dooley - Ma'ii and Friends: Navajo Coyote Storytelling (at Marble Canyon Lodge)
7:00pm Telescope viewing on Navajo Bridge begins
7:30pm Dr. Henry Fowler - Navajo Cultural Teachings (at Marble Canyon lodge)
7:30pm Constellation tour on bridge East side
8:00pm Dr. David Begay - Sharing the Skies: Navajo Astronomy
8:30pm Constellation tour on bridge East side
9:30pm Constellation tour on bridge East side
8:00am Paria River petroglyph astronomy hike ( limited space, register HERE )
9:00am - 12:00pm Solar viewing and activities at Navajo Bridge
10:00am Lonely Dell historic walking tour (meet at ranch gate)
11:00am Lees Ferry Cemetery walking tour
1:00pm - 4:00pm Solar viewing and activities at Navajo Bridge
2:00pm Lonely Dell historic walking tour (meet at ranch gate)
3:00pm Lees Ferry Cemetery walking tour
This program made possible courtesy of Coconino County District 5 Supervisor Lena Fowler's office, the National Park Service, Lowell Observatory and Arizona Department of Transportation.