Calendar

Sep
23
Sat
Southwest Astronomy Festival
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Southwest Astronomy FestivalSouthwest Astronomy Festival a regional celebration of astronomy and dark skies. The festival will consist of events for all ages taking place throughout Southwestern Utah at various times. Come experience night sky art exhibitions in Cedar City, attend a star party in Cedar Breaks National Monument, go on a night hike in Zion National Park, and look at the Sun from downtown St. George. Click here for a PDF of the Southwest Astronomy Festival brochure. For updates on the festival, visit the  www.nps.gov/cebr/calendar or follow Cedar Breaks National Monument on Facebook at @CedarBreaksNationalMonument.

A thin crescent moon this weekend that will make for great viewing in the event but will set early enough to permit dark skies later in the evening.

Friday:
Art Fusion: Hands on art project about the night sky – 6 – 7 pm; Southern Utah Museum of Art (13 S 300 W, Cedar City)
Astronomy Extravaganza: Mobile planetarium – 6 – 8 pm; North Elementary (550 W 200 N, Cedar City)
Save The Night Walking Tour: See examples of dark-sky friendly lighting – 8 – 9 pm; North Elementary (550 W 200 N, Cedar City)
Star Party: Telescopes – 8:30 – 10:30 pm; North Elementary (550 W 200 N, Cedar City)

Saturday:
Inflatable Planetarium: 10 am – 1 pm; Cedar City Library (303 N 100 W, Cedar City)
Astronomy Talks & Workshops: 10 am – 5 pm; Cedar City Library (303 N 100 W, Cedar City)
Might as Well be Walking on the Sun: Solar telescopes – 1 – 4 pm; Cedar City Library (303 N 100 W, Cedar City)
Astrogeek Networking: Hob nob with astro-nerds, artists, astrophotographers, & astronomy enthusiasts; 6 – 8 pm; Artisans Art Gallery (94 W University Blvd/Center St, Cedar City)
Night Sky Photography Workshop: Learn the ins and outs with photographer Mike Saemisch (RSVP) – 7:30 – 10 pm; Cedar Breaks National Monument (Ranger Station)
Star Party: Telescopes – 8 – 11 pm; Cedar Breaks National Monument (Point Supreme)
Star Party: Observatory – 8 – 10 pm; Ashcroft Observatory (745 Hillcrest Dr, Cedar City)
Star Party: After the Astrogeek Networking – Telescopes – 9 – 11 pm; Cedar Canyon Nature Park (1310 E Hwy U-14, Cedar City)

Additional events will take place around St George, Red Cliffs , Ivins, Zion Canyon National Park, Springdale, and Pipe Springs National Monument (AZ), follow the above link for times and locations.

Sep
30
Sat
National Parks – FREE Entry
Sep 30 all-day

National Public Lands Day, a Fee-Free entry to the National Parks. To encourage Americans to explore America’s natural beauty, rich history, and culture; admission fees will be waived. Look for local volunteer service opportunity at public lands and Cedar Breaks National Monument.

Nov
11
Sat
Free Entry – National Parks
Nov 11 all-day

Cedar Breaks National MonumentVeterans Day, a Fee-Free entry to the National Parks. To encourage Americans to explore America’s natural beauty, rich history, and culture; admission fees will be waived.

Nov
12
Sun
Free Entry – National Parks
Nov 12 all-day

Cedar Breaks National MonumentVeterans Day, a Fee-Free entry to the National Parks. To encourage Americans to explore America’s natural beauty, rich history, and culture; admission fees will be waived.