Night Sky

The night sky is everyone's heritage; however, natural darkness is becoming rare. Capitol Reef National Park has some of the best night sky viewing opportunities of the western national parks. For more information, visit the National Park Service's Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division.

 
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Summer evening programs at Capitol Reef may include Night Sky Tours presented by visiting astronomers, who share their knowledge and appreciation of the night with others. These presenters also encourage park visitors to protect the night sky by reducing ambient light.

 
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Duration:
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Open skies and desert landforms provide a perfect combination for watching night descend on Capitol Reef. This video series was taken by one of many Night Sky Ambassadors who volunteer through the National Park Service's Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division.

 

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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