Florissant 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; www.csastro.org.
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 www.nps.gov/flfo.