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Contact: Caleb Kesler, 928-567-5276 x 222
Join us Saturday, February 17th, at Tuzigoot National Monument for a celebration of the night sky and our solar system. Because the sky turns dark early and there is no heat distortion, winter is the best season for stargazing. We encourage visitors to dress for cold weather. Visitors are also welcome to bring their own mugs so they may enjoy free hot chocolate and tea! Our evening will begin at with a presentation by the Lowell Observatory.
Children of all ages will have the opportunity to earn a Tuzigoot Junior Astronomer badge by completing an activity book filled with fun facts about the night sky. This program will be offered from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm and will feature several hands-on activity stations along the pueblo trail. This program also counts towards the NPS Scout Patch, so Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are encouraged to attend. This patch can be awarded after completion of 10 hours of community service and/or educational programs within National Park units.
The Astronomers of the Verde Valley and the Lowell Observatory will also have several telescopes set up for night sky viewing. Open viewing will be from
Tuzigoot National Monument is located at 25 W Tuzigoot Rd, Clarkdale, AZ 86324. For more information, please call 928-634-5564 or visit www.nps.gov/tuzi. For the latest information on events and programs, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We recommend that you bring a flashlight that has a red filter to make it easier for your eyes to adjust to the dark. Closed toed shoes and water are also recommended. This event is FREE!