• Overlooking Chetro Ketl

    Chaco Culture

    National Historical Park New Mexico

Equnox Events

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Date: September 9, 2007
Contact: G. B. Cornucopia, (505) 786-7014 ext. 243
Contact: Matt Leduc, (505) 786-7014 ext. 243
Contact: Russ Bodnar, (505) 786-7014 ext. 240

 

Special 2007 Equinox Events:


Friday September 21

Ranger led tours of Pueblo Bonito (10am & 2pm): 

Join park staff at 10am and 2pm for a special tour through Pueblo Bonito. Meet at Pueblo Bonito parking lot.

Evening Talk (8:00pm): Archaeoastronomy at Chaco Canyon

Join Park Ranger GB Cornucopia at 8:00pm at the Visitor Center Amphitheater for a special talk about the archaeoastronomy of the canyon.

Night Sky Program (9:00pm): Immediately following GB’s presentation, join our staff at the astronomy observatory (behind the visitor center) for the Night Sky Program.

 

Saturday September 22

Talk (6:30 am): Sunrise at Casa Rinconada

Join Park Ranger GB Cornucopia at 6:30am at Casa Rinconada to observe the equinox sunrise and for a talk about alignments in the great kiva. Park gates will be open at 6:00am.

Hike (8:30am): Shabik’eshchee Village Hike

Join Park Ranger Matt LeDuc at 8:30am at Visitor Center for a special hike to a Basketmaker III village that pre-dates the Chacoan buildings, along with Pueblo and Navajo petroglyph sites. This hike is limited to 15 people and visitors must register in advance. Call (505-786-7014 ext 221) or stop by the Visitor Center to sign up. Visitors are encouraged to carpool. The hike will be 1 ½ miles in length, or 7 miles in length if roads are impassable.

Ranger led tours of Pueblo Bonito (10am & 2pm): 

Join park staff at 10am and 2pm for a special tour through Pueblo Bonito. Meet at Pueblo Bonito parking lot.

Book signing (1pm to 3pm): Shadows of Chaco Canyon

Join author and National Park Service Education Specialist Stephen Alten Brown for a book signing, and chat with him about his new book “Shadows of Chaco Canyon,” at the Visitor Center.

Evening Talk (8:00): Shadows of Chaco Canyon

Join Author and National park Service Education Specialist Stephen Alten Brown for a discussion of his new book “Shadows of Chaco Canyon,” a work of fiction set in Chaco Canyon during its time as a center of ceremony, trade, and administration. Presented at the Visitor Center Amphitheater.

Night Sky Program (9:00pm): Immediately following Stephen’s presentation, join our staff at the astronomy observatory (behind the visitor center) for the Night Sky Program.

 

Sunday September 23

Talk (6:30 am): Sunrise at Casa Rinconada

Join Park Ranger GB Cornucopia at 6:30am at Casa Rinconada to observe the equinox sunrise and for a talk about alignments in the great kiva. Park gates will be open at 6:00am

Ranger led tours of Pueblo Bonito (10am & 2pm): 

Join park staff at 10am and 2pm for a special tour through Pueblo Bonito. Meet at Pueblo Bonito parking lot.

Book signing (1pm to 3pm): Shadows of Chaco Canyon

Join author and National Park Service Education Specialist Stephen Alten Brown for a book signing and chat with him about his new book, “Shadows of Chaco Canyon.” Presented at the Visitor Center.

Evening Presentation (8:00 pm): Flute Presentation by Red Heart

Join Red Heart for a special presentation of Native American flute music. Presented at the Visitor Center Amphitheater.

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