Chimney Rock National Monument Special Event
Location of event:
Chimney Rock National Monument 81147 Pagosa Springs, CO
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Stars and Galaxies
Timed for when the moon is absent from the sky, this program enables us to enjoy the night sky in a truly dark-sky environment and see fainter objects that the moon’s light would normally obscure.
Held at Chimney Rock National Monument at an elevation of 7400 feet, a brief discussion will proceed the viewing, telling a archaeoastronomy story of the ancient Puebloans who observed the lunar standstills every 18.6 years through the two monolithic rocks of Chimney Rock and Companion Rock.
No charge for individuals bringing their own telescope for sharing with other participants.