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Navajo Bridge Star Party

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.

Evening Activities

6:00pm Dr. Henry Fowler - Guest Presentation at the Chevron Conference room
Ranger Tyler - Guest presentation at Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center
7:00pm Telescope viewing on Navajo Bridge begins
7:30pm Constellation tour on bridge East side (every hour on the half hour)

Daytime Activities Saturday

9:00am - 12:00pm Solar viewing and activities at Navajo Bridge
9:30am Ranger walk along the River trail
10:00am Lees Ferry Cemetery walking tour
1:00pm - 3:00pm Solar viewing and activities at Navajo Bridge | Junior Ranger activities at Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center
2:00pm Historic Plaques of Navajo Bridge walking tour
4:00pm Astro-photography with John Adler at Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center

This program made possible courtesy of Coconino County District 5 Supervisor Lena Fowler's office, the National Park Service, Lowell Observatory, the NAU/NASA Space Grant Program and Arizona Department of Transportation.

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Earlier Event: September 22
National Park Fee Free Day
Later Event: October 19
Discover Glen Canyon NRA