Special Event

Night Sky Exploration

Fee:

Event is free, regular monument entrance fees apply.

Location: LAT/LONG: 39.100750, -108.734450


Saddlehorn Visitor Center.

Dates & Times

Date:

Friday, June 21, 2019

Time:

8:30 PM

Duration:

2 hours

Type of Event

Campfire/Evening Program

Description

Due to the weather, this event has moved to the Saddlehorn Visitor Center.

Join the National Park Service employees to explore the night skies. Several activities will be available before it gets dark around the following ideas:

  • Learn about the constellations and how the night sky was utilized by native people, early explorers and others.
  • Explore how technology has changed how we view and travel in space.
  • What do we aspire to out in space? Where will humans go next and what do we need to accomplish in order to get there.
  • Why is a dark night sky important to us today?

Once it gets dark staff and volunteers will help visitors look through the telescopes at various celestial bodies.  

Our Night Sky Exploration event, is part of the “American Experience: Chasing the Moon Week”. This week consists of week-long events coordinated by Rocky Mountain PBS that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon missions. For more information on other events please see http://www.rmpbs.org/chasingthemoon/

Reservation or Registration: No


Contact Information

Arlene Jackson
970-858-3617
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