Local astronomers are ready to guide Sedonans across nature’s celestial majesty at the Sedona Star Party Aug. 2. A partnership of the city of Sedona Parks & Recreation, Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, Keep Sedona Beautiful and the Astronomers of Verde Valley.
The Star Party is a free viewing event on the Lower Softball Field at the Posse Grounds Park, 525 Posse Ground Rd., Aug. 2, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The Star Party will have an educational component with a 30-minute presentation at 7 p.m. from the Astronomers of Verde Valley on a large LED screen.
Telescopes to view the constellations and planets will be available from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. A laser guided constellations tour will recur throughout the evening.
This event is for all ages. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax and really enjoy the dazzling stars. Please respect that this is a dog-free event. The first 200 attendees will be treated to a free glowing bracelet.
Special thanks to Keep Sedona Beautiful for helping Sedona become an official Dark Sky Community in 2014. This accreditation has shaped city code and light compliance standards to foster star gazing any time of the year. Visit SedonaStarParty.com for more details or call 928-204-1123.