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Celebrate The Night Sky At Rocky Mountain National Park

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Date: August 1, 2018
Contact: Kyle Patterson, Public Affairs Officer, (970) 586-1363
Contact: Park Information, (970) 586-1206

America's national parks contain many cherished treasures.  Among them are captivating natural sounds and awe-inspiring night skies.  Seeing the Milky Way or a particular constellation can be inspirational for park visitors. In Rocky Mountain National Park, as in other parks, natural darkness of starry skies is an important resource of this special place. Rocky Mountain National Park invites you to celebrate darkness!

On Saturday, August 4, at 9 p.m. join park staff on the west side of the park for a Celestial Wilderness Night Sky Program at Harbison Meadows

Enjoy the Perseid meteor shower by attending our Night Sky Festival August 10, 11, and 12.  During this 3-day event, special night sky programs and speakers will be offered at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, Upper Beaver Meadows, Moraine Park Campground, Glacier Basin Campground, Harbison Meadow, and Timber Creek Campground. Solar viewing, family activities, and information booths. NASA scientists will be available at Moraine Park Discovery Center August 10, 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Stop by Kawuneeche Visitor Center during the three days from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. to learn more about meteors.

Check the park website or visitor centers for the schedule of events at:

For further information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please visit or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.


Last updated: August 2, 2018

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