Astronomy at Bandelier

Telescope and star trails over Bandelier.

Elliot Schultz

April 22
Star Parties
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 - September, 2017
Explore the Stars
Join a ranger for 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 at 8pm and is limited to 30 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
Visitor Center front desk

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