National Park Service: Evening Program – ‘What’s Up in the Night Sky?’

Meet at Grand Canyon Visitor Center Theater at 8:30 pm for Kevin Schindler’s presentation.

Using a laser pointer, Kevin will identify some of the major constellations in the current night sky and tell the stories behind them. He’ll discuss how we use astronomy in daily life and demonstrate how to identify the North Star, determine cardinal directions, the meaning of am and pm, etc. He’ll also talk about different phenomena in the night sky, both natural and artificial.

Grand Canyon National Park Astronomer in Residence, Kevin Schindler is the historian and Public Information Officer at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he has worked for 28 years.

He shares Lowell’s long history of research and exploration through writing and public presentations and contributes articles for a variety of publications on subjects ranging from space and exploration to local history. Schindler contributes a bi-weekly astronomy column, “View from Mars Hill,” for the Arizona Daily Sun newspaper and has authored seven books, including Images of America: Northern Arizona Space Training, which features a chapter about the Grand Canyon. Fun fact: Kevin has both a fossil crab and asteroid named after him!


Free with Park Fee

  • Audience: Adult, Teen, Youth
  • Genre: Space & Astronomy
  • Type: Exhibit/Presentation

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May 28 2023


8:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Free with Park Fee

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Grand Canyon National Park - South Rim
8 S. Entrance Rd., Grand Canyon Village, AZ, 86023


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