The Sedona Chamber of Commerce, the City of Sedona Parks and Recreation Department, the Astronomers of Verde Valley, and Keep Sedona Beautiful (KSB) together hosted an evening Star Party at the Posse Ground Park. Over 400 people attended the event.
J.D. Maddy of AVV gave an interesting astronomy presentation. As the last of the Winter constellations dip into the western horizon, the rich stream of stars in the Summer Milky Way rose high in the sky. Constellations were visible in the many telescopes that were set up for everyone to view as well as Jupiter, Saturn and Mars.
The KSB Dark-Sky Committee talked with the visitors about light pollution, dark-sky compliant fixtures, and the importance of keeping our night sky dark. Dark-sky brochures were also distributed.