National Park Service: Star Party
Events include an outdoor evening program nightly, just outside Grand Canyon Visitor Center — at 8 pm, followed by telescope viewing in the large lot behind the Visitor Center.
To attend the evening programs, arrive before 8 pm to be sure of getting a good view of the screen, or arrive after dark and head straight to the telescope lot.
Park rangers offer constellation tours at 9, 9:30, and 10 pm. The slide show, constellation tours, and at least one telescope are wheelchair accessible.
The closest accessible parking is in lot 4. Lots 1 through 3 offer additional parking with a short walk.
During the Star Party, the Village Route (blue) shuttle bus runs every half-hour until 11 pm sharp.
The South Rim Star Party is sponsored by the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association.
Free with Park Fee
- Audience: Adult, Teen, Youth
- Genre: Space & Astronomy
- Type: Exhibit/Presentation, Field Trip/Outdoor Activity