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Grand Canyon National Park’s Astronomer in Residence program, along with its designation as an International Dark Sky Park, has helped secure the importance of night skies at national parks. (Photo courtesy of Tyler Nordgren)

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The public is welcome to participate in an astronomy program Sept. 13 and 14 on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

September 12, 2023
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Protecting Grand Canyon’s night sky
“Eighty percent of Americans and Europeans can’t even see the Milky Way from where they live.” Tyler Nordgren, Grand Canyon Astronomer in Residence

According to Nordgren, starry skies are just as alien and unique as the Grand Canyon itself to many of the public program attendees.

By By Joe Giddens, Williams-Grand Canyon News February 15, 2022