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Contact: Lorenzo Vigil, 505-425-8025
Night Sky Party, July 22, 2017
Watrous, NM: Fort Union National Monument announces its next Star Party, weather permitting, on Saturday night July 22, 2017. New Mexico is renowned for its enchanting landscape and open skies. Throughout history, mankind has turned their eyes to the celestial bodies of the night sky in awe and wonder. The stars found in the dark sky have helped humanity to traverse the land and sea, prepare for the coming changes in seasons, and to inspire the imagination. We once again invite you to join the “Dark Side” at Fort Union National Monument as we explore the summer night with telescope and naked eye. Join us from 8 pm-10:30 pm to explore constellations, planets, and far-off galaxies. Fort Union National Monument’s gates will re-open at 7:30 pm when visitors are encouraged to arrive early.
To visit the monument, take Exit 366 off I-25 at Watrous, NM, onto State Hwy. 161, 8 miles. Park hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at (505) 425-8025. You can find our free APP in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. Search for Fort Union National Monument. Visit www.nps.gov/foun, or like on us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FortUnionNM.