Fort Union National Monument announces its next Star Party of the year, weather permitting, Saturday night July 14.
New Mexico is renowned for its enchanting landscape and open skies. Throughout history, mankind has turned their eyes to the celestial bodies of the night sky in awe and wonder. The stars found in the dark sky have helped humanity to traverse the land and sea, prepare for the coming changes in seasons, and to inspire the imagination. Come and join the “Dark Side” at Fort Union National Monument as we explore the night sky with the telescope and naked eye, to discuss some of the mystery and science of the sky.
Join others 8-10:30 p.m. to explore constellations, planets, and far-off galaxies. Bring some folding chairs and blankets. The park will remain open throughout the evening with limited access to the trail, so feel free to arrive early and enjoy the twilight hours of the park before the program begins.
To visit the monument, take Exit 366 off I-25 at Watrous, onto State Hwy. 161, 8 miles. Park hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at (505).425.8025. You can find our free APP in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. Search for Fort Union National Monument.