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Night Sky Program (Capulin Volcano)

August 25, 2017

star gaze telescope


Raton, New Mexico – Capulin Volcano National Monument will be hosting a Night Sky program on Friday, August 25th. Come watch the constellations and planets move across the sky and look at the galaxy through a telescope positioned at the base of the volcano. New Mexico’s night sky is a cultural treasure that many have viewed in awe and appreciation. Due to minimal light pollution, Capulin Volcano has one of the best, and well preserved night skies in the nation. Come and explore the “park after dark” at Capulin Volcano National Monument as we discuss some of the many mysteries the dark sky holds. We encourage visitors to begin gathering at 8:00 p.m. (MST) at the park, with the program beginning at 9 p.m. (MDT). Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets, warm clothes, and folding chairs. The park bookstore will be open from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. that evening.


There is no cost for this event, though we do ask for guests to RSVP so Capulin can better prepare for your visit. To RSVP, please call the park at (575) 278-2201.


Capulin Volcano National Monument, a unit of the National Park System, preserves “…a striking example of a recent extinct volcano.”  The park is located on Highway 325, 3 miles north of the town of Capulin, NM, 30 miles east of Raton, NM, and 56 miles west of Clayton, NM.  For more about Capulin Volcano and the National Park Service, check out our website www.nps.gov/cavo or find us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @CapulinVolcanoNPS.


Lynn Cartmell

Chief of Interpretation and Education

Capulin Volcano National Monument

P.O. Box 40

Des Moines, NM  88418

w 575-278-2201


August 25, 2017
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Capulin Volcano National Monument
46 Volcano Rd.
Capulin , NM 88414 United States
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(575) 278-2201