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Starry Nights at Pecos

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Date: May 4, 2018
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241

Pecos, NM:– Join us for an evening under the wonderful Western sky on Saturday, May 19th. 

Night Sky Viewing
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Join park ranger staff as we bring out a telescope and binoculars to gaze at the stars and check out Venus, Jupiter, and the moon. Visitors are also invited to bring their own telescopes to explore the night skies. This event is weather-dependent and red-bulb flashlights and appropriate clothing are strongly recommended. No reservations are required.
Night Photography Session
8:00 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.
Park volunteer Stan Ford will lead a night photography session for a limited number of participants. Participants should plan to bring their own cameras, tripods, red-bulb flashlights, and weather-appropriate clothing. Reservations are required and space is extremely limited; please call the visitor center at 505-757-7241 to make reservations.
Both events will take place around the historic mission church. The entrance gate will open at 7:30 p.m. and will shut at 8:15 p.m. Please note that after 8:15 no further entry will be permitted.  Upon arrival, visitors are asked to turn into the park entrance and follow the sign for park headquarters; the visitor center will not be open.
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From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In two miles, the park entrance will be on your right. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, park entrance will be on your left.

Last updated: May 4, 2018

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Pecos National Historical Park
P.O. Box 418

Pecos, NM 87552


(505) 757-7241

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