This free community event will give locals the chance to view the Summer Milky Way, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars, and more! The astronomers of the Verde Valley will provide telescopes for free viewing and laser guided constellation tours.
Date: August 21, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Lower Sports Field at Posse Grounds Park in West Sedona
As the last of the Winter constellations dip into the western horizon, the rich stream of stars in the Summer Milky Way are rising high in the sky. The constellations of Cygnus the Swan, Vulpecula the Fox, Aquila the Eagle, Sagittarius the Archer and Scorpius the Scorpion are just a few of the star rich areas that hide open clusters, planetary nebula, globular clusters and emission nebula only visible in the many telescopes that will be set up for everyone to view thru. The planets Jupiter, Saturn and Mars will also be visible.
Local astronomers are ready to guide Sedonans across nature’s celestial majesty at the Sedona Star Party.
A partnership of the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, the City of Sedona Parks & Recreation, Keep Sedona Beautiful and the Astronomers of Verde Valley, the Star Party is a free viewing event on the Lower Softball Field at the Posse Ground Park in West Sedona.
The Star Party will have an educational component with a 30-minute presentation at 7:00 p.m. from the Astronomers of Verde Valley on a large LED screen. Telescopes to view the constellations and planets will be available from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. A laser guided constellations tour will be reoccurring throughout the evening.
An event for all ages, be sure to bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax and really enjoy the dazzling stars. The first 200 attendees will be treated to a free glow bracelet. No dogs allowed (thank you).
The 3rd annual Sedona Star Party is another way the Sedona Chamber of Commerce is serving the community by keeping Sedona the best place to live, work, play and visit.
Special thanks to Keep Sedona Beautiful for helping Sedona get the incredible title and recognition as an official Dark Sky Community in 2014. This accreditation has made city code and light compliance standards so star gazing can take place, any time of year.
For more details call 928.204.1123.
Mark your calendar, bring a blanket, and join us for this fun, free community event!