Big crowd, stars, music at Oracle State Park

Susan Martyn, Arizona State Parks Executive Director Bryan Martyn and Chip Parfet (Oracle Dark Skies Committee) enjoy the Saturday night event at the Oracle State Park. John Hernandez | Miner

San Manuel Miner

Over 300 people showed up Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Oracle State Park for an evening of music, dancing and stargazing. The event marking the Summer Solstice was a collaboration between the Friends of Oracle State Park and the Oracle Dark Skies Committee. People danced to the music of “Undercover” out of Tucson. Oracle Dark Skies Committee members were available to discuss the work they are doing to have the Oracle State Park designated as a Dark Sky Park. Amateur astronomers had their telescopes set up, pointing up at the Oracle sky to view Mars and Saturn and the Milky Way. Arizona State Parks Director Bryan Martyn was in attendance thanking patrons and noting the great turnout for the event.

John Hernandez (108 Posts)

John Hernandez lives in Oracle. He is retired and enjoys writing and traveling. He is active in the Oracle Historical Society. He covers numerous public events, researches historical features and writes business/artist profiles.


Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Pastor’s Corner: Walk Daily in God’s Love

    July 29th, 2014
    by

    In Isaiah 59:2 it says that our iniquities or sins, have separated us from our God.  Just before that, we are


    Guests visit Superior Rotary

    July 29th, 2014
    by

    Superior Sun The Superior Rotary had two guest speakers, Larry Bravo who is the incumbent candidate for the Justice of the Peace and John Tameron who is running for the


    Superior Police Report

    July 29th, 2014
    by

    According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. The suspect may be physically taken into the department and booked into jail, or the arresting officer may write


    Superior Farmer’s Market robbed; police seek information

    July 29th, 2014
    by

    Armed robbers last Friday held up the Superior Farmer’s Market and absconded with an unknown amount of money, according to the Superior Police Department.


  • Stories Just For You

    Every student matters at Hayden-Winkelman

    July 29th, 2014
    by

    Special to the CBN In today’s society we often wonder what makes a great leader and what differentiates them from the everyday individual.


    Rural municipal governments are built from the same model but are unique in their own way

    July 29th, 2014
    by

    By James J. Hodl Copper Area News Ask towns along the Copper Corridor what type of government they have and they will reply the Council/Manager form, under which administration of government


    Mammoth man finds mining relics

    July 29th, 2014
    by

    San Manuel Miner Richard Colvin lives in Mammoth along the San Pedro River. His home and property are part of the old mill site that once belonged to the Mammoth


    San Manuel Airport plans expansion

    July 29th, 2014
    by

    San Manuel Miner The San Manuel Airport has announced plans to expand the airport and is holding public meetings to share plans and receive public input about the master plan


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather