The beautiful dark, starry nights at Salinas Pueblo Missions can be appreciated at our astronomy events. Our moon, other planets and their moons, distant nebulae and galaxies all come to life when viewed through telescopes manned by knowledgeable park staff and astronomy society volunteers. Individual programs may include star walks, meteor shower viewing or multimedia presentations.
Contact Salinas Pueblo Missions NM for more information.
The Milky Way (NPS)
Watrous, NM – Fort Union National Monument will be offering a night sky program on Saturday night, August 27 that will feature both telescope astronomy and a discussion about American Indian astronomy. The solitude, remoteness, and clear air of Fort Union National Monument make it an ideal place for observing a natural dark sky. We will be using both naked eyes and telescopes to appreciate different interpretations of the night sky.
Park gates will re-open at 7:00 pm for those who would like to enjoy a twilight picnic. The formal night sky program begins at 8:30 pm near the visitor center and should finish by 10:30 pm. Please bring water and a light jacket.
If the weather appears dubious or rainy that evening, please 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, NM . Take exit 366 off I-25 and follow NM 161 eight miles west to the Monument. For more information visit us on online at www.nps.gov/foun or by contacting the park at 505-425-8025, ext. 0.