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Bryce Canyon National Park

Amazing Dark Sky Adventure Photography Workshop

 

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Friday, September 11, 2015 @ 5:30 AM

to Sunday September 11-13, 2015

Bryce Canyon National Park - Sunset Campgroung

Nearest Address: UT-63, Bryce, UT 84764

 

Camping: $299/per person

Add-On: $199/per person

 

Our Van-Ride

All Van Ride seats must be filled to complete the trip.

 

Payments will be refundended if seats are not filled by event date.

This is a non-profit astronomy club dedicated to sharing astronomy and photography knowledge. Fees cover cost of a 30 person campsite for 2 nights, travel cost, equipment upkeep and usage costs, van rental and gas cost.

Event Details

 

Are you ready to see the night skies like no where else in the Southwestern U.S.!?

 

Imagine being thrown back in time when there was absolutely no light pollution or smog of any kind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for 2 nights at the Sunset Campground in the enchanting Bryce Canyon National Park!!

 

This is a night-sky/landscape/nature photographers dream come true. Amazing natural vistas, amazing hiking and a night sky filled with innumerable stars! 

 

Time to take your DSLR off the automatic setting! Together we will be going over the exposure triangle and how to use these setting to best capture the night sky.

 

Be part of this awesome event as we take a look at night sky objects like the arms of the Milky Way Galaxy, Lagoon Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy, the planet Saturn and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members will try out their hand in Astrophotography by directly attaching their DSLR camera to a 4" Stellarvue Refracting Telescope. Together we will capture amazing images of Deep Sky Objects (DSO's) in the night sky!

 

 

Campsite Overview
 

Sunset Campground is located in beautiful and unique Bryce Canyon National Park. Known for its colorful rock spires and grand vistas that sweep out over the High Plateaus region of the Colorado Plateau, Bryce Canyon is the ultimate camping destination. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Situated at an elevation of about 8,000 feet, the campground is located 1.5 miles from the park's Visitor Center. Famed Sunrise and Sunset Points are nearby at the heart of the magnificent geologic wonder of Bryce Amphitheater, where hiking and photography opportunities are plentiful.

 

 

Natural Features:
 

A ponderosa pine forest towers over Sunset Campground, offering equal parts sun and shade. The site is situated in a gently rolling landscape dotted with shrubs and summer wildflowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recreation:
 

Bryce Canyon offers several day-hiking trails, many of which are inter-connected. Single trails range from easy to strenuous, and from less than a mile in length up to 11 miles. The most popular hikes are combinations of two or three trails. 

 

Bryce Amphitheater has spectacular rock formations and sweeping views, providing excellent photography opportunities. The Bryce Canyon Shuttle, which runs from May to September, makes several stops throughout the park, giving visitors easy access to its most popular trailheads and viewpoints. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astronomers love visiting Bryce Canyon, where 7,500 stars are visible on a moonless night. An annual Astronomy Festival is held in June, and astronomy and stargazing programs are offered more than 100 nights throughout the year. Guided full moon hikes are also a fun way to experience the park at night.

 

 

Facilities:
 

Sunset Campground is a very popular site with paved roads and gravel parking spurs, flush toilets and drinking water. Picnic tables and fire rings with grills are also provided. 

 

During the summer months, laundry and shower facilities are available at the general store nearby. The Bryce Canyon Shuttle makes a stop at the campground's entrance. This site is the closest in the park to many popular hiking trails, which begin and end at Sunset Point.

Contact Information:

 

Maxwell Palau

 

Cell & Text: (619) 770-5255

Email: mxpalau@stardude.org

 

 

Site Details

  • Site Type: GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

  • Site Reserve Type: Site-Specific

  • Accessible: Y

  • Driveway Surface: Paved

  • Driveway Entry: Pull-Through

  • Max Vehicle Length: 28

  • Shade: Full

  • BBQ: Y

  • Campfire Allowed: Y

  • Fire Pit: Y

  • Picnic Table: Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Package Details:

 

Camping: $299

 

Bring along your camping gear and camp out under the natural star light of the amazing night sky! Includes an amazing campsite location for 2 nights and access to hot & cold running water, showers and restrooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add-on - Our Van Ride: $199

 

Don't want to drive all the way up to Bryce? Leave your car in San Diego and ride with us in our van! We have a comfortable passenger van with space for up to 6 people. Sit back and enjoy the ride as we drive you there and bring you back to back to your car in San Diego.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommened Items to Take:

 

Camping

 

Cash

Food & Water 

Snacks 

Warm clothes for the night

Clothes for hiking and day use
Hydration pack 
Hiking boots  
Sleeping bag 
Sleeping pad 
Tent 
Toiletries 
Binoculars 
Telescope

DSLR camera & batteries

Battery chargers & cables 
Notepad & pen/voice recorder 
Hiking poles

Matches

Lighter fluid

Flashlights or Headlamps

Logs for burning

Cooking supplies

Plates & Untinsels

Coffee