Stories in the Stars Evening Program at Petrified Forest National Park

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Date: September 8, 2012
Contact: Hallie Larsen, 928-524-6228 x274

 Petrified Forest, AZ―To celebrate the autumnal equinox, discover the 'dark side' of Petrified Forest National Park! Join a ranger guided experience that allows visitors a special, after hours opportunity to enjoy spectacular dark park skies.

What:      Stories in the Stars Evening Program
When:     September 22, 2012, starts at 6:15 pm
Where:    Painted Desert Visitor Center (located off Interstate 40, exit #311)
How long: approximately 1 ½ hours

The program will start with watching sunset together, followed by stories about the stars and guided stargazing.

The park closes at 7 pm, but as part of this special program you will be allowed to stay inside park boundaries while the program is occurring.

Bring a flashlight and warm clothing. Recommended items: a chair, a telescope, binoculars, and/or any other astronomical equipment.

The program may be cancelled due to weather (cloudiness, rain, lightning etc.). Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience Petrified Forest National Park after dark!

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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