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Contact: Nancy Stimson, 3074675283 ex 224The Night Sky Celebrated at Devils Tower Half the Park is After Dark!
Devils Tower, WY – Devils Tower National Monument contains some of the purest night skies in the Black Hills. To celebrate and share the beauty of night skies, a series of star presentations are scheduled in January and February.
January 19th – Native Americans and the Night Sky. Explore the connection between the Native Americans, the night sky and Devils Tower. Meet at the visitor center at 7:00 p.m.
February 10th – A Lunar Eclipse and Comet45P - A rare event at Devils Tower! A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in the evening and Comet45P passing over Devils Tower in the morning skies. Meet at the visitor center at 5:30 p.m.
February 26th – New Moon and the Deep Sky – A New Moon is the darkest night of the month which allows for amazing star viewing, and views of deep sky features in Orion. Meet at the visitor center at 7:00 p.m. Telescopes will be provided for viewing deep sky objects although you may bring your own.
All programs are free of charge and may be canceled due to inclement weather. Check out the park website for up to date information www.nps.gov/deto or www.facebook.com/Devils-Tower-National-Monument-Official-NPS-Site or twitter.com@DevilsTowerNM or Instagram at #devilstowernps, or call the visitor center at 307-467-5283 ex. 635.
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