The Milky Way over the Jemez River. Photo by Jim Stein
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is working with the Valles Caldera National Preserve (VALL) to offer a night sky observation event 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23.
PEEC astronomers and VALL park rangers will point out constellations, planets, and other celestial objects with the help of telescopes and lasers.
The Valles Caldera offers some of the darkest skies in our area and is a great place to get a better look at the night sky on clear nights. PEEC astronomers Galen Gisler, Dave North, Akkana Peck, and Rick Wallace along with VALL park rangers will use lasers to reveal constellations and other celestial objects visible to the naked eye. They will also set up telescopes to give a closer look at planets, star clusters, and celestial objects visible that night.
This event is free to the public, aside from the VALL entrance fee. No registration is required. To attend, meet at 7 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Valles Caldera National Preserve Visitor Center.