The Bryce Canyon National Park was having their Astronomy Festival on June 5-8, 2013.
We attended last year as spectators.
This year we wanted to take our telescope and participate as presenters.
The Salt Lake Astronomical Society was providing the astronomers and the telescopes.
I contacted Don Colton, who was in charge, and volunteered.
Don invited us to participate.
We had a briefing at 6:00 pm that covered general issues and suggestions.
Since this was our first night as a volunteer, we attended the National Park Service “guidelines for interacting with the public” briefing.
Then it was off to the telescope field to set up.
There was about thirty telescopes the first night
The National Park Service gave us these great T Shirts for volunteering.
This is what it looked like after the sun went down.
The viewing was great.
We had a constant stream of people at our telescope until after midnight.
We had people from all over the United States and from all over the world.
This was a great experience!
A ranger took some time lapse videos and posted them on you tube.
Video of First Night
Video of Second Night
© 2013 Eric Nelson