See Dark Rangers Live:
Dark Rangers can be increasingly found across North America representing a variety of Federal, State, County, and City government agencies and private enterprise. Skim the descriptions below and decide when and where YOU can catch one or more of these fun and educational presentations.
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Bryce Canyon National Park:
Though not quite the darkest, and certainly not the largest national park, Bryce Canyon is the Last Grand Sanctuary of Natural Darkness. Nowhere else are as many high quality educational public stargazing events offered. As the home base and primary training academy of the Dark Rangers, Bryce not only has a lot of talented night sky rangers it also has a nice collection of large telescopes whose nightly operation is facilitated by a cadre of volunteer astronomy experts.
During the summer months Bryce Canyon offers astronomy presentations every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday Night (except last Saturday in July). Because Bryce has become such a night sky Mecca, two different PowerPoint presentations are offered simultaneously at the park's largest venues -- usually one at the Bryce Canyon Lodge Auditorium, and the other at the Bryce Visitor Center Theater. This means YOU get to choose what aspect of astronomy/night sky preservation YOU want to learn about before going out to the telescopes once it's fully dark. All of Bryce's Dark Rangers offer "stellar" multimedia PowerPoint presentations so it may be hard to choose! Check at the Visitor Center when YOU arrive to see what astronomy/night sky topics will be offered during YOUR visit.
Also at Bryce are exciting Full Moon hikes. Usually offered on the night before and the night of the full moon. Finally astronomy continues all year long at Bryce! Nearly every Saturday night you catch a winter astronomy program. Make sure you dress very warmly. Bryce's Dark Rangers are a hardy bunch, they won't cancel a show until the still air temperature drops below -20F! Besides, the colder the air the better the stargazing!
Night Sky Presentations at other National Parks:
Stay tuned for detailed summaries. In the meantime here's a listing of other National Parks and the night endeavors of their Dark Rangers: