The First Annual Southwest Astronomy Festival!

Utah has more International Dark Sky locations than any other state, province or region in the world, and now is the time to celebrate! Mark your calendars for September 22-23 to join the Southwest Astronomy Fest’s celebration of astronomy and our glittering dark skies in Southern Utah.

Young Stars in Southern Utah’s Spring Sky

With Cedar Breaks National Monument newly minted International Dark Sky park status, residents of Southwestern Utah may want to check out what we can see in Southern Utah’s spring sky. Orion’s Nebula, the Pleiades, and the Beehive Cluster appear almost as smudges to the naked eye – but with a good pair of binoculars, or a small backyard telescope, they look amazing! If you have a pair of binoculars, check them out before they disappear and we get all those old timey globular clusters for summer.

What does it mean to be an International Dark Sky Park?

For me, the ability to see the Milky Way in all its glory is one of the great joys of living in the American West. Sadly, not all of us are so lucky. The stars are something that unite us and bring us together, yet today less than 25% of Americans can even see the Milky Way from their backyard.

A Night Sky Photography Primer

The dark skies around Cedar City are a great place to try your hand at night sky photography. Any DSLR camera and a tripod is all you need to get started.

6 Instagram-Worthy Spots in Cedar City

Instagram is one of the best ways available to share your adventures. Of course, putting your photos out there for the world to see means you probably want to actually put some thought behind your shots. Luckily, Cedar City is full of photogenic locales that do almost all that legwork for you—no filter needed. From […]

Enjoy a Festival Christmas at the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum

Are you looking for a fun, family friendly, affordable way to celebrate the Christmas season? How about Christmas at the Homestead — the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, that is! The Utah Shakespeare Festival and the popular state park in Cedar City are once again partnering to provide a Christmas celebration for area residents and visitors.

They’ll be Bringing in the Sheep at Cedar City’s Annual Sheep Parade

Tranquil Downtown will get a little wild and wooly on Saturday, October 29th at 10 a.m. when Cedar City’s Annual Sheep Parade herds its way down Main Street. Considered one of the most unique parades in the country, over 1,000 head of sheep will follow the historic Livestock Trail down Cedar City’s Main Street!