Florissant Fossil Beds is an excellent place to learn about and enjoy the wonders of the night sky.
Each Night Sky Program begins at the Visitor Center where you will pay your fee and/or show your pass. You will get orientation information and be guided to the outdoor viewing area where telescopes and laser pointer tours will be provided by the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society.
*** On nights where the park is offering a night sky program (which is usually once a month) the park will remain open after 5pm all the way until the end of the night sky program).
Please dress warmly. Evenings in the mountains can be cool, even in summer.
No reservations are necessary. Please note that stargazing is weather dependent. The presentation is given no matter the weather conditions, however, it is always best to call ahead in case of severe thunderstorms or snowy conditions. The Monument can be reached at (719) 748 - 3253.
Partnership with the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society:
Our Night Sky Programs are a collaborative effort with the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society (CSAS). Volunteer astronomers from CSAS bring additional telescopes and knowledge, to help make each stargaze a truly engaging experience. For more information about CSAS (including events at additional locations), please visit their website: csastro.org
Upcoming Program Schedule
Friday, December 3rd, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Friday, Feb 4th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Friday, Mar 4th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Friday, Apr 1st, 8:00 – 10:00 PM
Friday, May 20th, 8:30 – 10:30 PM
Friday, Jun 17th, 8:30 – 10:30 PM
Friday, Jul 15th, 8:30 – 10:30 PM
Friday, Aug 19th, 8:30 – 10:30 PM
Friday, Sep 16th, 8:00 – 10:00 PM
Friday, Oct 14th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Friday, Nov 18th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Friday, Dec 16, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
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Last updated: November 20, 2021