Grand Canyon is Hosting a Virtual Stargazing Event

  • AUTHOR: isbah
  • POSTED ON: June 19, 2020

The
Grand Canyon National Park and Grand Canyon Conservancy have a legacy of
hosting week-long stargazing affairs that are attended by thousands of
visitors. However, after thirty years, the organization was forced to move
their event online just like thousands of other businesses in the world.



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So you
wouldn’t be able to watch the stars in real life but since the event is
virtual, you can still stream the live video. From Saturday, June 20th, the
Grand Canyon will start posting two live videos to its official Facebook page
for all the viewers. A panel of astronomers will be there to guide you through
the experience as part of the park’s Star Party Speaker Series and then you
will be able to stargaze.

 

“Typically
we get thousands of visitors, but with the COVID situation as it is right now,
we’re excited for this opportunity to still be able to have the star party
virtually,
” Grand Canyon National Park spokesperson Joelle Baird said,
according to The Spectrum.



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The panel of experts will also take live questions during the event while
developing “real-time astrophotographs before your eyes of galaxies, nebulae,
globular clusters, asterism, and much more”.

 

The
telescopes used by the astronomers will contain video cameras so you can stare
into the galaxy longer and in real-time with the team.

 

The live
stream will begin at 6 pm PDT and 7 PM PDT and will include presentations from
astrophysicist Dr, Amber Straughn, and night sky photographer Shreenivasan
Manievannan.


Updated June 19, 2020
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