Astronomy at Bandelier

Telescope and star trails over Bandelier.

Elliot Schultz

April 22
Star Party
Telescope viewing and a laser guided constellation tours, no ranger program. Join us to see some of the best winter wonders and planets through giant telescopes. 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Juniper Campground Amphitheater

Thursday Nights: May 25 - September, 2017
Explore the Stars
Join rangers and astronomy volunteers for an evening of star gazing that may include an interpretive multimedia program at the campground amphitheater, followed by telescope viewing and a laser guided constellation tour. times vary depending on sunset, but generally dusk to 11:00 PM; Juniper Campground Amphitheater

On Each Full Moon Night May - September
Moonlight Walks
Join a Bandelier Night Sky Ranger for a 2-3 hour moonlit walk through the Monument. The walk starts around sunset, and is limited to 24 participants on a first come first served basis, reservations required, no pets or children under 8 please. Sign up in person at the Bandelier Visitor Center, or by calling 505-672-3861 x517

Bandelier Astronomy Poster
Bandelier Night Sky Poster

Kelly Ricks

June 23 & 24, 2017

Night Sky Fiesta!

Come celebrate Bandelier Night Skies at our Night Sky Fiesta. Special programs, guest speakers, solar viewing, kids activities, and giant telescopes! 2 days of celebrating Bandelier's beautiful night skies.

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Observe the Moon night October date to be set

October, 2017
International Observe the Moon Night

Take a trip to the moon. Join us for a night of lunar discovery with a ranger talk and observing the moon through telescopes, binoculars, and visually. Juniper Campground amphitheater, 7 PM - 10 PM

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance RD

Los Alamos, NM 87544


(505) 672-3861 x517

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