Professional astronomers bring large telescopes to share and educate participants. Two speakers discuss the constellations and basic astronomy.
Dark skies offer the opportunity to see the planets, stars, galaxies and constellations up close through powerful telescopes without having to drive deep into the desert and far from comforts and conveniences. It goes further than the typical stargazing event by providing a 360-degree view of the night: we not only look up and learn more about the heavens but also look down and glimpse the lives of the creatures whose existence depends on the cover of darkness. We are reminded of the intimate connection of all life on earth with the universe that we see above, and we experience the magnificence of a limitless, star-studded sky.