Heritage StarFest 2022
Started in 2010, this annual festival celebrates the amazing night skies of Capitol Reef and surrounding Wayne County. Come learn more about astronomy, our connection to the night sky, and how darkness is important to the health of all living things.
11:00 am to 1:00 pm - Drop in Kids Activity: Play-doh Planets at Ripple Rock Nature Center
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Solar Viewing at the visitor center
7:30 pm - Stargazing 101 at the Campground Amphitheater
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm - Night Skies Party at the Campground Amphitheater parking area
Saturday, September 24:
2:00 pm - Gary Pankow, Night Skies Monitoring Report
2:15 pm - Steve Dudrow, Night Sky Photographer – Starting Your Own Journey
2:45 pm - Break
3:00 pm - Bill Briggs, Astronomy Volunteer, James Webb Telescope Update
3:45 pm - Short Film: Dark Skies
4:00 pm - Awards Presentations
7:30pm - Kate Magargal, University of Utah “Finding Our Way to the Dark - Building community under the stars."
9:00pm - Night Skies Party & Fall Monitoring Activity
Last updated: September 8, 2022