Guided Stargazing Expedition Presented in Tandem with the Las Vegas Astronomical Society
In celebration of International Astronomy Day, Skye Canyon’s sixth annual Skye & Stars stargazing event with the Las Vegas Astronomical Society (LVAS) is set for Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Skye Canyon Park. With safety in mind, gates open at 6 p.m. for picnicking, music, lawn games, and food trucks with constellation viewing beginning after dark from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. This is a free, family-friendly event.
Using telescopes, strategically arranged throughout the park, and cleaned between each guest usage, along with astrophotography, and video cameras, LVAS volunteers will use a high-powered laser that can point directly to celestial events as they guide attendees on a tour of the desert sky.
As part of the ongoing Thrive at Skye event series, guests are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy. Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks including the widely popular Maize St., Happy Ending Chocolate and Alpha Dawg. Resident favorite Local 808 will provide beverages. In addition, there will be a giveaway of special commemorative Skye & Stars 2021 event pins and a raffle in which some lucky attendee will win their own telescope.
A can’t-miss event for Skye Canyon residents for the past five years, this year will once again feature an in-person, guided tour through the night sky led by Keith Caceres, president of the Las Vegas Astronomical Society. Caceres and his team will position high-power telescopes throughout the park aimed at specific and noteworthy stars and constellations and will use a powerful, high-tech laser pointer to further showcase and point out interesting elements in the night sky.
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An array of large, high-powered telescopes arranged throughout Skye Canyon Park pointed at a variety of constellations.
Attendees safely enjoying an outdoor community event.
Thrive at Skye event organizers.
Keith Caceres, president of the Las Vegas Astronomical Society.
International Astronomy Day
Saturday, May 15
Gates open at 6 p.m. – Constellation viewing and guided tour beginning at 8 p.m.
Skye Canyon Park
10111 W. Skye Canyon Park Drive Las Vegas, NV 89166
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