CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK INTERNATIONAL DARK- SKY PARK DEDICATION EVENT
Please note that the Spring Star Party event at Chaco for May 31st has been cancelled and replaced by this dedication event
INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS:
TAAS is pleased to assist in the events surrounding the celebration of Chaco Canyon being named an International Dark Sky Park, as we are very proud of our association with this amazing National Park .
The main ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 24th with talks, walks and star party preceding and following the dedication at 2:00pm. Activities will continue on April 25th and 26th with talks and star parties on both days and nights. Free Camping will be available for TAAS member volunteers in the volunteer camping area. This will be for tents only with kitchen and showers available.
Contact David Frizzell at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer
Check the UNM Observatory website or call their Hotline number 277-1446 after 3:00pm on Friday to check for closures or for more information. Parking and admission are both free. We thank you in advance for arriving before dark to park to avoid directing light to the observing area and for using only red lights after dark to preserve night vision.
TELESCOPES! MAKE THEM-USE THEM-FIX THEM!
Next session - Wednesday, May 7th
TAAS has a wonderful special interest group-Amateur Telescope Making/Maintenance-which meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month (see our calendar). Members and the public alike are welcome to visit, learn more about the opportunities, bring in a telescope for assistance, begin a telescope from scratch or just ask questions.