Astronomy Program: Night Sky Programs

NileGuide Expert Says:

Bryce has one of the National Park system's best astronomy programs. Very detailed and professionally organized, the “Dark Rangers” offer an excellent way to learn about our rapidly disappearing night skies.

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Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT 84764


(435) 834-5322

NileGuide Expert tip:

Check the website,, for info about any given year's special events & celebrations, such as the 400-year anniversary of the invention of the telescope.


This fabulous, not-to-be-missed program is believed to be the National Park system's oldest. Headed up by "founding father of astronomy" Patrick Wiggins, this is hands-down an excellent way to experience the night sky. And at Bryce, that sky is awesome. Tip: check out the annual Astronomy Festival, usually held in mid-June, for amazing and fun learning opportunities about our nation's otherwise light-choked night skies. Bryce is famous for the clarity of stars; take advantage to see them in this gorgeous environment.

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