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Apr 12

Sky Report: April 12 – April 18

This is a quiet week, astronomically speaking, so let’s look at where the moon is each night. On the 12th the moon is one day past new and you won’t see it, but can you see it the following evening? On the 13th it will be the slimmest of crescents barely above the western horizon […]

Mar 28

Discover Kanab’s Starry Nights!

Kanab’s Stellar Vista Observatory (SVO) invites Kane County residents who are fascinated with our brilliant star-filled night skies to join others in a worldwide celebration of International Dark Sky Week. On April 7 and April 9, SVO will host two telescope and binocular training events for the first 12 families or individuals to sign up […]

Dec 23

City of Kanab Enacts Outdoor Lighting Ordinance to Preserve Starry Nights

Star Party

On June 26, 2018, by a 3-1 vote, the Kanab City Council enacted an outdoor lighting ordinance to protect the natural darkness that makes Kane County, Utah a great place to see stars. Residents of Kanab expressed elation on social media with comments like “Awesome!”, “Well done!”, and, “This is a win-win for everyone!” “Wow, […]

Dec 23

Newsletter – December 23, 2019

Observatory

Hello Friends of Kanab’s Stellar Vista Observatory! We are pleased to deliver this newsletter, Volume 1, Number 2 from the Stellar Vista Observatory providing information to donors, supporters, working group members and friends. With these bi-annual updates, we aim to keep you informed on how Kanab’s observatory project is progressing as well as engagement opportunities […]

Oct 9

You Can’t Truly Understand a Light Year

Star Trails

The dry desert air cools as the sun sets from behind while driving east toward Kanab along 389. Ahead, the steps of the Grand Staircase can be seen ascending from the depths of the Grand Canyon upward toward the sky spires of Bryce Canyon. The occasional car or SUV is passed, pulled over, flashers on, […]

Aug 1

Kanab Library Star Party a Hit!

Star Party

On Monday night, 7/29, families with children and residents of all ages turned out in numbers to see planets and distant sky objects through telescopes in the back parking lot of the Kanab City Library. The City of Kanab graciously agreed to turn off outdoor lighting at the skate park and basketball field for the […]

Jul 14

Newsletter – July 14, 2019

Observatory

Hello Friends of Kanab’s Stellar Vista Observatory; we want to keep in touch with you! This is the first official newsletter of the Stellar Vista Observatory (SVO). It’s meant to keep you informed on how Kanab’s observatory project is progressing as well as community engagement opportunities we offer. This is the historic, Volume 1, Number […]


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