Exploring Dark Parks - Day Hikes & Dark Skies
Academic Noncredit

This class will involve overnight camping, day hikes, and dark sky exploration. It will take us into Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, and surrounding public lands to explore a sampling of trails, arches, vistas, overlooks, and the celebrated dark skies of Southern Utah. From our base camp at Dead Horse Point State Park, we will venture out by foot during the day to explore what the area offers. At night we will journey into the cosmos to learn about the celebrated dark skies of southern Utah, explore cultural interpretations of constellations, and learn why our state has more dark sky parks than any other in the nation. This class has two class meetings and a field experience associated with it. Attendance at both class meetings is mandatory.

This noncredit class meets with a regular University of Utah credit course.

Questions? Call Academic Programs at 801-585-9963 or use our online form.

Class Sections For Exploring Dark Parks - Day Hikes & Dark Skies (PRTL 258)

Summer 2021 Section 1, Starting on: 05/27/2021

Attendance at the first class meeting is mandatory. This course will take us into Capitol Reef National Park and surrounding public lands to explore a sampling of trails, buttes, vistas, and the celebrated dark skies of Southern Utah, Fri-Sun, 6/11-6/13. From our basecamp we will venture out by foot during the day to explore the wildlands in and around Capitol Reef National Park. At night we will journey deep into the cosmos to study the dark skies of Southern Utah, explore indigenous interpretations of constellations, and learn why our state has more dark sky parks than any other in the nation. This course has two pre-trip meetings, day hikes, dark sky exploration, and overnight camping. Camping is required. The first class meeting is on May 27th on campus. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php.

Date(s) Day Time Location
05/27/21 Th 6:00 pm -9:00 pm JAMES TALMAGE BLDG 140
Tuition: $312.00 + Special Fee: $105.00 = $417.00      

Instructor: REN BARRUS

This section is currently full.

To add your name to our waiting list, please use our online form or call 801-585-9963.

Fall 2021 Section 1, Starting on: 10/27/2021

This course will take us into Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, and surrounding public lands to explore a sampling of trails, arches, vistas, overlooks, and the celebrated dark skies of Southern Utah, Fri-Sun, 11/05 – 11/07. From our base camp at Dead Horse Point State Park, we will venture out by foot during the day to explore what the area offers. At night we will journey into the cosmos to learn about the celebrated dark skies of southern Utah, explore cultural interpretations of constellations, and learn why our state has more dark sky parks than any other in the nation. This course includes two class meetings, one on campus and the other at the Clark planetarium, day hikes, dark sky exploration, and overnight camping. Camping is required. Attendance at both class meetings is mandatory. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

Date(s) Day Time Location
10/27/21 W 6:00 pm -9:00 pm BUSINESS CLASSROOM BLDG 106
11/03/21 W 6:00 pm -9:00 pm BUSINESS CLASSROOM BLDG 106
Tuition: $318.00 + Special Fee: $105.00 = $423.00      

Instructor: JESSICA DICKERSON

This section is currently full.

To add your name to our waiting list, please use our online form or call 801-585-9963.

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