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Evening Program-Preserving Night Skies

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Date: September 10, 2007
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363

Join Mark Magdy on Saturday, September 15, at 7:00 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center auditorium in Rocky Mountain National Park. He will discuss astronomy and the Rocky Mountain National Park connection to preserving our dark skies. He will demonstrate planet sizes, how a comet works, and give a quick tour of our universe. He will also give some tips on how to begin exploring the exciting world of astronomy for free!

Weather permitting; participants will go outside where volunteers will share the night sky with their telescopes, binoculars and laser pointers. The program is free and open to the public. For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please call the park’s information office at (970) 586-1206.

Did You Know?

a photo of folks throwing snowballs in front of the snow-covered Alpine Visitor Center

The coldest temperature inside the Alpine Visitor Center during the winter is rarely below 20 degrees. The snow insulates the building when it is closed for the winter.