Zion park ranger shows night sky connection to past, future; star gazing event

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SPRINGDALE — Stargazing and discovery will be on the calendar Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the Canyon Community Center in Springdale.

After dusk has fallen, the sky lights up with millions of stars and constellations ready for discovery. Zion National Park Ranger Adrienne Fitzgerald will discuss what the attendees are seeing, point out specific facets of the sky and talk about connecting the past and present to the sky. Her discussion is titled “How the Night Sky Connects Us to the Past and the Future.”

Attendees will gaze at the night sky, searching for stars and shooting stars, as Fitzgerald shares her expansive knowledge of the planets, stars and experiences at Zion National Park.

The event is free and prior registration is not needed. Stargazing begins at 8:30 p.m. at the community center, located at 126 Lion Boulevard, Springdale.

Event details

  • What: “How the Night Sky Connects Us to the Past and the Future” stargazing
  • When: May 21, 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Canyon Community Center, 126 Lion Boulevard, Springdale
  • Cost: Free

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