On Saturday, May 11, the entire community is invited to Skye Canyon for a special kind of light show– an evening of stargazing with the Las Vegas Astronomical Society (LVAS). Our fourth annual Skye & Stars event takes place at Skye Canyon Park from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Bring your own picnic or enjoy delicious bites from one of our three onsite food trucks. For kids (or adults) interested in an indoor star show, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi will be showing at Skye Center. Stop by the Skye Canyon booth and enter to win one of ten Skye Canyon prize packs and one lucky participant will win the grand prize of an AWB OneSky Telescope.
The Las Vegas Astronomical Society will help you navigate the night sky and teach you about celestial bodies through telescopes and cutting-edge technology. There will also be two Mallincam video cameras and monitors that can display real-time color photos of the solar system that allow individuals to view the elements in the galaxy at close range. LVAS volunteers are passionate about the solar system and have helped our guests discover the Milky Way’s special treats like iridium flares and shooting stars.
This is a family-friendly event that’s open to the public and is free to attend.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Skye Canyon Park
Exit US 95 at Skye Canyon Park Drive and head west
A selection of local food trucks will be at the event, offering a variety of food and beverage options for purchase. Guests are also welcome to BYO picnic to enjoy under the stars. Skye Bistro will be open and offering Starbucks beverage and snack options for purchase.
REI will be on-site with family friendly activities and outdoor gear information.
Catch a showing of Star Ware: Empire Strikes Back on the patio at Skye Center.
Ten lucky stargazers will go home with a Skye Canyon Prize Pack including a Northface Jacket, Dry fit shirt, Cool towel, Paracord bracelet, Lip Balm, Kleen Kanteen, and tote. One Grand Prize Winner will receive an AWB One Sky Telescope!
Stop by the Skye Canyon booth for more information and to enter to win.
Las Vegas Astronomical Society
LVAS is a local nonprofit made up of amateur astronomers and was formed to promote astronomy, educate the public, and provide educational outreach to students. For more information, please visit www.LVAstronomy.com.