Astronomy Program and Star Night

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Saturday, October 14, 2017   2 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The next Kartchner Caverns State Park astronomy program will be Saturday, October 14, 2017. Weather permitting, there will be solar telescopes set up starting at about 2 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., there will be a talk in the Discovery Center auditorium.

 After the program, there will be viewing through the large telescopes of the Huachuca Astronomy Club of Southeastern Arizona. Don't miss the close-up views of the rings of Saturn,  vast hydrogen star formation regions, distant galaxies, and many other wonders of the night sky. Sunset will be at about 6:30 p.m., and bring your jackets. 

The day's programs:

2:00–5:00 p.m. Solar Viewing: Safely observe the sun through solar telescopes


5:30 p.m. Guest Speaker


6:30–9:00 p.m. Evening Star Viewing: In the bus parking lot next to the Discovery Center