Slightly Spooky Star Stories Stargaze

Milky_way_1Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument will host a night sky program entitled “Slightly Spooky Star Stories” to enjoy the Halloween season by investigating some of the mysterious stories of the fall constellations.

Friday October 30, 2015 – 6:00PM – 8:00PM  Join us the night before Halloween to observe and ponder some of the “Spookier” fall constellations and their stories.

Upcoming Night Sky Programs:

Saturday, November 14, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 
Saturday, December 12, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Night Sky Programs begin with a short presentation in the Visitor Center, followed by stargazing with telescopes, binoculars, and laser-guided tours of the stars and constellations.  Please note that the telescope viewing is weather-dependent, and takes place only if clear.  Presentations take place no matter the weather.  Dress warmly; nights can be cool even in summer.  Bring binoculars or a flashlight if you wish (red-filtered lights only please).

These programs are generously assisted by the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society.  For more information on this partnership, please visit their website;

Admission for the program is the regular park entrance fee, which is $5 per adult (16 years and older); children and federal pass holders are free.  For additional information, please call (719) 748-3253 or visit