May Night Sky Party

Star trails over Fort Union
Star trails over Fort Union

Richard Gonzales

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News Release Date: May 21, 2017

Contact: Lorenzo Vigil, 505-425-8025

Star Party, Fort Union National Monument
Watrous, NM: Fort Union National Monument announces its first Star Party of the year, weather permitting, on Saturday night May 27, 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. Come and join the “Dark Side” at Fort Union National Monument as we explore the night sky with the telescope and naked eye, to discuss some of the mystery and science of the sky. Join us from 8 pm-10:30 pm to explore constellations, planets, and far-off galaxies.   Bring some folding chairs and blankets. Fort Union National Monument’s gates will open at 7:30 pm and 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. beginning May 27. 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, or like on us on Facebook at

Last updated: May 21, 2017

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Watrous, NM 87753


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