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Contact: Arlene Jackson, 970-858-3617 x361
Contact: Alicia Lafever, 970-858-3617 x362
Fruita, CO – Join National Park Service staff and volunteers to explore the night sky on Friday, August 23, 2019. This event will take place at the Saddlehorn Picnic Area near the visitor center. The event will start at 7:30pm (before dark) with demonstrations and discussion areas. After dark participants will be able to check out stars and other celestial objects through the telescopes.
Some of the fun activities while it is still light dark will include
• Learning how the constellations got their names
• Finding out how telescopes work
• Exploring why dark night skies are critical to our environment
• Exploring ways we preserve dark night skies
Children participating in the event will receive the Jr Ranger Night Explorer activity book and patch.
The event is open to the public and free of charge. Regular park entrance fees apply. For additional information please visit www.nps.gov/colm or call 970-858-3617, ext. 360.
Support is provided by Colorado National Monument Association a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit educational organization which helps support educational, scientific, historic, and research projects.
Last updated: August 16, 2019