A Starry Night at Mesa Verde National Park

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Date: September 9, 2016
Contact: Jill Blumenthal, 970-529-4627
Contact: Cristy Brown, 970-529-4608

Join local and park astronomers in a celestial National Park Service Centennial celebration in Mesa Verde National Park! View the wonders of the night sky at the Morefield Campground Amphitheater on Saturday, October 1, from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

We'll get one last look at fiery red Mars, Saturn's surreal 3D rings, and a myriad of Milky Way glittering treasures under some of the most pristine, dark skies left anywhere in the world. Highlights will include constellation identification, multicultural mythology, and stunning telescope views of the many beautiful heavenly objects adorning the late summer and early fall night sky.

Things to Know: 
  • Dress warmly 
  • Bring binoculars 
  • Bring a camp chair 
  • No dogs, please 
  • Red lights ONLY after dark 
  • Morefield Campground is located four miles into the park. 

Mesa Verde eagerly anticipates presenting this unforgettable educational and entertaining experience.


Last updated: September 10, 2016

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