The series begins in early May and runs through early October. Each trip takes place during the "New Moon" phase for the darkest sky. Three of four trips are in Canyonlands National Park designated as a gold-tier "dark sky" park.
To help beginning star gazers in the southern hemisphere learn the night sky, the popular astronomy website One-Minute Astronomer has released a new course entitled "Stargazing for Beginners: A Binocular Tour of the Southern Night Sky".
Popular astronomy website releases a mini-guide entitled "Seven Easy Sights for Summer Star Gazing". This guide makes it easier for casual summer star gazers to understand and enjoy the summer night sky.