Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument will host a night sky program entitled “The Fall Sky,” on Saturday, November 14. Join park rangers and members of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society as we gaze at Princess Andromeda, Queen Cassiopeia, Pisces the fish, and perhaps view a galaxy (Andromeda Galaxy) that is 3 million light years away. Florissant Fossil Beds is just far away enough from city lights to also provide a chance to see other deep space objects.
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 our website: www.nps.gov/flfo or on Facebook at /FlorissantNPS