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  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Astronomy Evening Programs

    • Location: South Rim Campground Amphitheater
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 05/24/2017 to 09/29/2017

    Join Sky Rangers and astronomers from the Black Canyon Astronomical Society. Rangers will present an illustrated program in the South Rim Campground Amphitheater followed by Night Sky Observation by telescope. (weather permitting)

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  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Chasm View Ranger Talk

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Chasm View Overlook
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Everyday from 05/14/2017 to 09/04/2017

    Join a park ranger to explore more of the Black Canyon, from plants and animals to geology. Specific program topics posted at the South Rim Visitor Center.

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  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Geology Walk

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: South Rim Visitor Center, Rim Rock Trail
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Everyday from 05/24/2017 to 09/04/2017

    Meet a ranger at the visitor by 10am for this 1 hour hike on the Rim Rock Trail to learn more about the fascinating geology of the Black Canyon.

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  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Pulpit Rock Geology Talk

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Chasm View Overlook
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Everyday from 05/14/2017 to 09/04/2017

    Want to learn park geology quick? Meet a Ranger at Pulpit Rock Overlook to get the rundown on how Black Canyon formed.

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  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Campground Evening Program

    • Time: 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    • Location: South Rim Campground Amphitheater
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 05/25/2017 to 09/30/2017

    Learn more about the park with a ranger-led illustrated program on a wide variety of topics. Specific topics are posted at the South Rim Visitor Center and South Rim Campground. Times will be earlier in late summer.

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  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Black Canyon Astronomy Festival - "Go see the eclipse!"

    • Time: 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    • Location: South Rim Campground Amphitheater
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    Astronomy educator Chap Percival will present a program on the August 2017 solar eclipse in North America.

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  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Black Canyon Astronomy Festival - Bats of Black Canyon

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: South Rim Visitor Center Auditorium
    • Fees: Park entrance fee
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    Park biologists will share recent data from a bat survey in the park.

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  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Black Canyon Astronomy Festival - Night Sky Viewing with Telescopes

    • Time: 10:00 PM to 11:30 PM
    • Location: South Rim Campground
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    Join Rangers and the Black Canyon Astronomical Society to observe the dark skies of Black Canyon. A wide variety of telescopes will be on hand for observation of deep sky objects.

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  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Black Canyon Astronomy Festival - Solar Viewing

    • Location: South Rim Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    Join astronomers to safely view the sun through a solar telescope. Weather permitting.

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  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Black Canyon Astronomy Festival - Colorado Plateau Dark Skies

    • Time: 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    • Location: South Rim Campground Amphitheater
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Special guest evening program

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  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Black Canyon Astronomy Festival - Evening Programs

    • Time: 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    • Location: South Rim Campground Amphitheater
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Join a ranger for an evening astronomy program followed by sky viewing with telescopes.

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  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Black Canyon Astronomy Festival - Nightscape photography workshop

    • Time: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
    • Location: South Rim Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Bring your camera and tripod and learn tips from astro-photographers! To register call: 970-249-1914 Ext: 441 Pre-registration required - no more than 30 days in advance.

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  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Evening Talk at the Gunnison Valley Observatory

    • Time: 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    • Location: Gunnison Valley Observatory, Gunnison, CO
    • Fees: Donation
    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Join astronomy rangers and local astronomers at the observatory in Gunnison for an evening talk and night sky observation. www.gunnisonvalleyobservatory.com

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  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Black Canyon Astronomy Festival - Bats: Masters of the Night

    • Time: 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    • Location: South Rim Campground Amphitheater
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    We have them in our neighborhood. Creatures so sophisticated, so adapted to their environment, so elusive, and so misunderstood—elements of a total global ecosystem so influential that their absence would change the world as we know it.

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