Courtesy/Fort Union National Monument
Fort Union National Monument News:
WATROUS ― Fort Union National Monument is offering a night sky program Saturday, July 30.
The solitude and remoteness of Fort Union National Monument make it an ideal place for observing a natural dark sky. Free from the light of developed communities, the public will be able to identify distant stars and galaxies with the naked eye and telescopes.
Park gates open at 7:30 p.m. for those interested in a twilight picnic. The formal program begins near the visitor center at 9 p.m. and finishes at 11 p.m. – attendees are advised to bring water and a jacket.
If the weather appears dubious or rainy that evening, call the park at 505.425.8025, ext. 0 to verify that the program will be occurring before driving out to the park.
Fort Union National Monument is west of Watrous. Take exit 366 off I-25 and follow N.M. 161 some 8 miles west to the Monument.
For more information, visit Fort Union National Monument online or by contacting the park at 505.425.8025.