My name is Kevin Poe. I lead a small cadre of park ranger/astronomers at Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah. Each year we present over 100 astronomy presentations / public stargazing to a ever growing annual total of 35,000 people. Our attendees come from all over the globe (60% from outside of the U.S.) filling the experience spectrum from people who can't articulate the difference between astrology and astronomy, to astrophysicistsÂ who just want to get the big picture perspective of seeing the night sky splendor of America's last grand sanctuary of natural darkness -- 7.4 limiting eye magnitude sky!Â We pride ourselves in high volume, high impact,Â interpretation at ourÂ telescopes, preceded by thrilling and educational powerpoint presentations.
You're welcome to download a few of my example shows, and even use slide(s) from my shows to supplement your ownÂ presentations -- as long as you promise to keep my embedded narration that goes with each slide.
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Our efforts to advance the science of astronomy and champion the preservation of natural darkness has earned us the catchy play-on-words label "Dark Rangers." We have managed to not only draw the attention of the International Dark Sky Association (Former Bryce Canyon Dark RangerÂ Angela Richman sits on their Dark Sky Designation Committee), but the International Astronomy Union has also endorsed our efforts by renaming theÂ asteroid formerly known as 49272 toÂ "Bryce Canyon."
If you are ever in sourthern Utah please stop by and say hi!Â Tuesday, Thursday and SaturdayÂ nights (May - October) are astronomy nights at Bryce Canyon!
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- Course profiles
- Activity Guides: Sky Rangers Outdoor Astronomy Activities
- Activity Guides: How Big? How Far?
- Activity Guides: Change in the Universe - Patterns & Cycles
- Activity Guides: Light & Color
- Sky Rangers Online Workshop - Winter 2013
- Sky Rangers Online Workshop - Winter 2012
- Sky Rangers Fall 2011
- Sky Rangers Online Workshop - Winter 2011
- Sky Rangers Fall 2010
- Sky Rangers Online Workshop - Winter 2010
- Become a Sky Ranger! NAI 2009 Follow-Up
- Sky Rangers Fall 2009
- Sky Rangers Spring Skies 2012
- Sky Rangers Spring Skies 2011
- Sky Rangers Spring Follow-Up 2010
- Astronomy Behind the Headlines
- Sky Rangers Online Focus Group
- No Telescope? No Problem!
- Preparing for the International Year of Astronomy
- Sky in Google Earth
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- Last access to site
- Wednesday, 17 April 2013, 9:02 PM (9 years 42 days)