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Looking to the stars


People gathered at Spring Canyon Wednesday night observe the night sky through their own and National Park Service telescopes in an event put on to help enthusiasts learn how to use them. NPS education

specialist Janice Elvidge, right, looks up as a woman trains an eight-inch diameter scope on a celestial body. The group also caught sight of a few meteors in the August Perseid meteor shower. Elvidge leads several sky-watching events each summer.

- Scott Hunter photo

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