August 2017

2017-08-18 18:00

Location of event:

Chimney Rock National Monument 81147 Pagosa Springs, CO
United States
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Colorado US

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.

Chimney Rock National Monument 81147 Pagosa Springs , CO
United States
Colorado US

2017-08-20 20:00

Join us for a tour through space and time, as we explore the various cultural stories found among the constellations. Learn how to find less familiar constellations using a technique called "star hopping." Program will happen rain or shine. Stargazing with telescopes will be available weather permitting. Be sure to wear layers, bring a flashlight (red light preferred), and bring a blanket to sit on. No pets, please. Free family friendly event. Restrooms will not be available. For more information, please visit

Anasazi Heritage Center & Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
27501 Highway 184
81323 Dolores , CO
United States
Colorado US