This year is especially exciting because the grand finale of our four-day event will be a "ring-of-fire" solar eclipse. The festival will be held now through Sunday, May 20 and features Dr. Janna Levin,Professor of Astronomy at Columbia University’s Barnard College. Her presentation entitled ― Booming Black Holes: Listening for the Sound of Intense Gravity will start at 8:30pm, Sat.,May 19 at Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill in Bryce Canyon City, adjacent to the park. Tickets available at the door—$3 per person or $10 per family. For more information about obtaining program tickets, shuttle-only road closures, amateur astronomer participation, and directory of area accommodations, consult the Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival Website: www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/astrofest.htm, download the Astronomy Festival brochure, or call 435-834-5322.