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.

From Stargazing to UFOS: 11 Stellar Events Coming to Cedar City

With some of the darkest skies in the country, there is plenty to see in the night sky of Cedar City and the surrounding area. Beginning with dark sky education and astronomy and moving to the unidentified, these stellar events are becoming more popular. All ages are able to enjoy events ranging from scientific to […]

Spring Equinox at Parowan Gap

PAROWAN, UT —  An interpretive tour of Parowan Gap followed by watching the sun set from the Equinox carins will be held Saturday, March 22nd beginning at 6:00 p.m. “Even though it’s the day after the official Spring Equinox, people can still watch the sun set down the center of the Gap opening,” said Nancy […]