Let's set the mood first: The Grand Canyon night skies are exceptionally dark, making the park a fantastic place for stargazing. Also Grand Canyon National Park is committed to retrofitting the lights in the park to be more night-sky friendly. There are two awesome place to camp and start photography: Yavapai Point This overlook a short stroll from Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim is an easy place to set up a telescope and watch the stars. If you can, shoot for November 28, 2013, when the comet ISON is predicted to swing closer to the sun. Lipan Point Hit this Desert View Drive spot on the South Rim for sparkling-clear views of the Milky Way and constellations.