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Bright Lights & Dark Skies: Family Astronomy (ages 6 and up)

  • 1895 FALL RIVER RD, ESTES PARK, CO 80517-9106
  • Phone: (970) 586-3262
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Dark skies at a national park offer the chance to see points of light like planets, stars, and meteors. Fall is a great time to see meteors! In addition, many species of wildlife depend on the ability to see the sky to navigate and migrate. Artificial light disturbs these abilities as well as the opportunity for us to feel connected with the entire universe. Discover some of the interesting ways wildlife use the night sky (with some hands-on demonstrations), find out where meteors come from, and explore ways you can help protect the night for wildlife and people. The program will end with telescope viewing inside the park (weather permitting). This class is designed for families with children ages 6-12.