Aug 31

Stellar Vista Observatory Hosting Two Star Parties for the 2021 Southwest Astronomy Festival

Join members of Kanab’s nonprofit Stellar Vista Observatory (SVO) for a Constellation Tour and Star Party – Friday, September 10, 8:00 PM, Jackson Flat Reservoir Boat Launch, Kaneplex Drive, Kanab. This location is close to town with restrooms. Learn how to operate a portable telescope or powerful tripod mounted binocular, or, bring your own and […]

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 […]

Apr 3

Timely Inspiration from the Night Sky

Jupiter/Saturn/Mars Conjunction

While homebound communities, families and individuals ride out these turbulent times and medical professionals grapple with the 2020 viral pandemic, timely inspiration floats above us in star filled skies. The wonder of the night sky can easily be overlooked as we nestle inside searching for consolation from each other, keeping informed, monitoring our children’s education, […]

Feb 24

Star Party at Jackson Flat Reservoir – Feb. 23, 2020

GLORIOUS WINTER STARS ON SPECTACULAR DISPLAY (Delayed one day due to inclement weather) Stellar Vista Observatory launches the first monthly public star party of its 2020 series on Saturday, February 22 at the Jackson Flat Reservoir Boat Launch parking lot, beginning at 7:00 PM. All adults and children are invited to attend free of charge […]

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, […]

Nov 30

Local students view Mercury Transit

Mercury Transit

This past Monday, local amateur astronomers set up solar filtered telescopes at several schools for students to observe the transit of the planet Mercury across the surface of the Sun. This incredible opportunity allowed students to experience the nature of science by witnessing an event in real time. Telescopes were set up at Valley High, […]