Dark Skies Over Dinosaur

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Name: Dark Skies Over Dinosaur
Date: August 31, 2019
Event Description:


Wednesday, August 28
2:00 - 4:00 pm Solar Viewing at the Quarry      Exhibit Hall, UT 
2:30 - 3:00 pm Astro Junior Ranger Program at the Quarry Exhibit Hall, UT
7:00 - 7:45 pm Nights Without Lights Ranger Talk at the Green River Campground Program Circle, UT
9:00 - 10:30 pm Stargazing with Telescopes at the Split Mountain Campground, UT

Thursday, August 29
2:00 - 4:00 pm Solar Viewing at the Quarry Exhibit Hall, UT
2:30 - 3:00 pm Astro Junior Ranger Program at the Quarry Exhibit Hall, UT
7:00 - 8:30 pm Saving the Dark: Documentary and Discussion at the Uintah County Library, UT. Followed by optional walk around downtown Vernal.
9:00 - 10:30 pm Stargazing with Telescopes at Steinaker State Park, UT - a Dark Sky Park since 2018 (State Park evening entrance fee is $4.00 per vehicle)

Friday, August 30
1:00 - 2:00 pm Saving the Dark Documentary Film at the Canyon Visitor Center, CO
2:00 - 4:00 pm Solar Viewing at the Canyon Visitor Center, CO
2:30 - 3:00 pm Astro Junior Ranger Program at the Quarry Exhibit Hall, UT
7:00 - 8:00 pm Ladies of the Night Sky Ranger Talk at the Canyon Visitor Center, CO
9:00 - 10:30 pm Stargazing with Telescopes at the Plug Hat Butte Picnic Area, CO

Saturday, August 31
2:00 - 4:00 pm Solar Viewing at the Quarry Exhibit Hall, UT 
2:30 - 3:00 pm Astro Junior Ranger Program at the Quarry Exhibit Hall, UT
7:00 - 7:45 pm Going Batty Ranger Talk at the Green River Campground Program Circle, UT
9:00 - 10:30 pm Stargazing with Telescopes at the Split Mountain Campground, UT

Sunday, September 1
10:00 am - Noon Solar Viewing at the Canyon Visitor Center, CO
1:30 - 2:30 pm Ladies of the Night Sky Ranger Talk at the Quarry Visitor Center, UT
2:00 - 4:00 pm Solar Viewing at the Quarry Exhibit Hall, UT
2:30 - 3:00 pm Astro Junior Ranger Program at the Quarry Exhibit Hall, UT
  
 
 
Dark Skies Over Dinosaur Program Descriptions
 
Astro Junior Ranger Program
This activity, for kids of all ages, is out of this world!  Ask about the Junior Ranger Night Explorer book (while supplies last).
 
Fun with the Sun
Get close up and safe views of our closest star through special solar telescopes. Look for sun spots and solar prominences.
 
Going Batty Ranger Talk
Many animals, including bats, rely on natural darkness for survival. Find new ways to love these special nocturnal neighbors.
 
Ladies of the Night Sky Ranger Talk
Learn how the accomplishments of women in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and aeronautics ultimately connect all of us to the stars.
 
Nights without Lights Ranger Talk
Explore the importance of the dark night sky and its preservation, and imagine what it was like before there were lights at Dinosaur.
 
Saving the Dark Documentary
What do we lose when we lose sight of the stars? Improper lighting robs us of our night skies, disrupts our sleep patterns, and endangers nocturnal habitats. Saving the Dark is a film that explores the need to preserve night skies and ways to combat light pollution.
 
Stargazing with Telescopes
Thanks to many generous volunteer astronomers joining National Park Service and Utah State Park staff, enjoy views of distant planets, stars, galaxies and more with your naked eye and through a variety of telescopes. Please limit flashlights to preserve night vision (red covers provided), and do not bring pets into the telescope areas.
  

 
Date/Time Information:
August 28 - September 1
Contact Information:
Sonya Popelka (435) 781-7701
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