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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.
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Glance down and you will see some of the oldest exposed rocks from our planet. Glance up and you will behold the origin of our universe. Welcome to the Grand Canyon Star Party! Enjoy two nights of sky watching at one of Arizona's greatest astronomical events of the year as more than 40 telescopes are pointed at the skies above to behold the wonders of clear June skies.


• In Flagstaff, a center for astronomical study since the late 1800s, meet astronomers and discuss planetary geology, the origin of the universe, NASA projects and other current topics.
• Visit Lowell Observatory where Pluto was discovered, and Meteor Crater, the world's best-preserved meteorite impact site, used as a training ground for the Apollo astronauts.
• At the Grand Canyon, learn about the geology of this world wonder and national treasure while enjoying walks to its most spectacular viewpoints.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile on uneven terrain. Elevations are up to 7,000'.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Flagstaff, 3 nights; coach to Grand Canyon South Rim, 2 nights; departure.

Coordinated by Northern Arizona University.

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Jun 11 — Jun 16, 2013 waitlist only  

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips


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