Star Party at Oracle State Park
Oracle State Park
March 14 | September 19 7-9 p.m.
Imagine what you can see with the several big telescopes at Oracle State Park! Some amazing solar system and deep-sky objects are expected to be in the sky. These include Planets, Orion’s Nebula (a star nursery) and other gas clouds, Andromeda Galaxy (2.5 million light years away), double star systems, star clusters and other fascinating objects.
Take a pre-sunset walk along the Nature Trail Loop and enjoy live music featuring various artists along the trail. Experience the beautiful melodies of guitar, mandolin, cello, drums, harmonica, banjo, and flute. Listen as the sound interacts with the high desert, and then feel it touch your soul.
By 6:30 p.m. as the sun sets, visitors can relax on the Kannally Ranch House patio to watch the stars and planets appear. The Saddlebrooke SkyGazers Club will provide telescopes and interpret night sky objects. Musicians will be encouraged to come together after performing on trail to play on the patio. Bring your own snacks and beverages! No reservation is necessary; the event is free with park admission of $7 per vehicle. Thanks to Friends of Oracle State Park for music sponsorship.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Fourth Annual Arizona Trail Oracle Rumble
Trail Run Event coordinated by the Arizona Trail Association and sponsored by Summit Hut. Routes are mostly single track through Oracle State Park and magnificent remote sections of the AZT, and include a 50-mile, 50K, half-marathon, 12K and 50 mile Relay.
Feb 7 | Feb 14
Guided Bird Walks
Experience the best Southern Arizona Birding on a guided bird walk through the high desert of Oracle State Park!
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Join a short Guided Hike at Oracle State Park, led by Friends of Oracle State Park volunteers.
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Earth Matters: A Brief History of Life and Climate
Join Geologist Bob Scarborough for another of his fascinating talks at the Kannally Ranch House living room.