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Grand Canyon Star Party: Astronomy at the Edge of the Universe

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Michael from Henderson, NV Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 06/16/15 - 06/21/15
The classes take place at NAU, the field experience at the Grand Canyon. Free time at the Canyon is a definite plus. Be prepared for a full day, each day. The star gazing can go on through the night and the group leader was more than willing to provide shuttle service until the last attendee was finished. Fortunately for him, our group finished up prior to midnight both evenings. And we all got a chance to peer very deep into the outer reaches of our galaxy. Did you ever see a black hole?

Dennis from Encinitas, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 06/24/14 - 06/29/14
Not surprisingly, for Road Scholar, this trip proved to be both interesting and educational with a group eager to learn and experience all that this program offers. I learned new things about astronomy, geology, and Indian culture. I can recommend this tour to any amateur astronomer or a novice that just wants to be exposed to the various facets of astronomy. Personally, I had no previous experience in astronomy and while I enjoyed most of what I learned, I found that my interest in astronomy is really limited to “star gazing”. The highpoint of the tour was visiting the Grand Canyon during the “dark of the moon” and taking part in the “Star Party”.

Nancy from Wichita, KS Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 06/24/14 - 06/29/14
The star party caught our interest. The program offered so much more than we expected.

Sandra from Lafayette, CO Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 06/24/14 - 06/29/14
This is a great trip. we highly recommend it.

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