• Overlooking Chetro Ketl

    Chaco Culture

    National Historical Park New Mexico

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    To attend the equinox sunrise program on Monday, September 22 call the visitor center at 505-786-7014. Program will be limited to 100 participants.

Event Details

  • 10/25/2015

    Location: Chaco Observatory Fee Information: Free with paid park entrance fee

 Chaco Culture National Historical Park and The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS) will co-host a fall star party at the Chaco observatory next to the park's visitor center.  


Solar viewing will be available throughout the day.  At 12:00 pm there will be a presentation in the visitor center auditorium on "The Dynamic Solar System!"  At 3:00 pm, a presentation on "How big is the Universe?" will be given in the visitor center auditorium.


Beginning at 5:30 pm, visitors can visit the observatory area and get to know the astronomers and their telescopes.  A presentation describing some of the archaeoastronomy studies in the ancient Chaco system will begin at 6:30 pm, followed by telescope viewing and constellation identification.


All programs and activities are free with paid $8 per vehicle park entrance fee.  Come dressed for chilly weather.  Bring a flashlight and a chair as outdoor seating is limited.