Pecos National Historical Park Invites The Public To Starry Nights Event Oct. 9

Starry night at Pecos National Historical Park. Photo Courtesy NPS


Join us for an evening under the wonderful Western sky on Saturday, Oct. 9. At 7:00 p.m. park staff and volunteers from the Santa Fe Stargazers will bring out telescopes and binoculars to gaze at the stars and check out Saturn, Jupiter, and deep-sky objects. Visitors are also invited to bring their own telescopes and spotting scopes to explore the night skies.

This event is weather-dependent and red-bulb flashlights and appropriate clothing are strongly recommended. Reservations are required and participation is limited to 40 people. Please call the Visitor Center at (505) 757-7241 to make a reservation. 

The park entrance gate will open at 6:00 p.m. and will shut at 7:30 p.m. Please note that after 7:30 no further entry will be permitted.  

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To promote our staff and visitors’ safety, masks are required in all NPS buildings and masks must be  worn in outdoors spaces where physical distancing cannot be maintained. Individuals looking to get  COVID-19 vaccine can visit or text their ZIP code to 438829 to find a location close to  them and make an appointment. 

From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on  Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In two miles, the visitor center will be on your right. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs.  From Highway 63, the visitor center will be on your left.