Contemplate the Cosmos this Month
The weekend of September 15th-17th the Southwest Astronomy Festival takes place.
According to Space.com, the origins of astronomy go back to the 5,000-year-old Stonehenge and the "world's oldest star map" the bronze-age Nebra disk.
Around 1,000 B.C.E. ancient Assyro-Babylonians systematically observed and recorded motions of the celestial bodies and similar records also exist from early China.
Programs and activities will be presented by Zion National Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument.
All programs are free and open to the public and will highlight the night sky around southwestern Utah.
Programs and activities will include lectures, star parties, activities at Ashcroft Observatory in Cedar City, a portable planetarium, and more.
For more information, you can visit the Southwest Astronomy Festival link here.