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Dark Sky Festival
September 14, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mesa Verde National Park is teaming up with the Mancos Public Library to host an astronomy evening here in town! This past spring Mesa Verde was certified by the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) as the 100th international dark sky park. To celebrate, rangers are taking their astronomy programs on the road! Join us, Tuesday, September 14th, at the Mancos Public Library to enjoy the night and learn about the importance of dark skies. The event will begin at 7:30 PM with information tables and a craft activity for kids followed by multiple astronomy talks at 8:00 PM and a stargazing activity at 9:00 PM. This event will be held entirely outdoors in the library parking lot, so be sure to bring a folding chair to sit on, extra warm layers, and a flashlight or headlamp – and please wear a mask! We suggest parking along the road near the library as space in the parking lot will limited.