Chimney Rock’s last Night Sky Archaeostronomy Program of the season is on Friday, Sept. 3.
This program includes a one-hour astronomy lecture at the cabin and provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the visible celestial objects. Following a lecture on naked-eye astronomy of the Ancestral Puebloans participants will drive to the upper parking lot of the Chimney Rock Archaeological Area for approximately 1.5 hours of night sky viewing. Telescopes will be available to assist with viewing.
The gate will open for the Night Sky Program at 5 p.m.; the opening program is scheduled from 6 to 7; with viewing from 7:30 to 9. The upper parking area is paved and wheelchair accessible with restroom facilities. Reservations are suggested as space is limited; $10 for adults and $5 for children 11 years and younger. For tickets and reservations, call the office at 264-2287 (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily.)
Participants in the Night Sky Program are advised to come prepared with binoculars, water (which is also for sale at the cabin), flashlights, blankets and coats. Visit our website at www.chimneyrockco.org. for more information. The Night Sky Program is sponsored by Chimney Rock Interpretive Association, Inc., in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, San Juan National Forest and the Pagosa Ranger District.