Chimney Rock National Monument’s 2016 season is winding to an end, but there is still time to visit this spectacular Monument where the Ancient Puebloans once resided. Chimney Rock offers monthly programs, annual events and daily guided and self-guided tours that are fun and educational for the whole family through September 30th.
The last program of the season is the Night Sky Archaeoastronomy Program on Friday, September 30th. This monthly program begins with a talk at the Visitor Cabin amphitheater. Topics range from what the ancient people noticed in the night sky to how a telescope helps us see the stars. As darkness descends, guests drive to the High Mesa parking lot where volunteer astronomers await with telescopes to provide a closer look at the wonders of the night sky. Each telescope will focus on a different feature and a volunteer will change that focus periodically during the two-hour viewing time. This program is perfect for young families and those with limited mobility. Guests who plan to attend this program, please check in at the Visitors Cabin at 6:30pm. The price for this program is $10 for adults and $5 for children (ages 5-12.)