Evening Program-Preserving Night Skies
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?
The area now known as Rocky Mountain National Park has been occupied by human beings for 10,000 years. Archeologists have found more than 300 prehistoric sites at elevations ranging from 8,000 to 13,000 feet above sea level. More...