Mt. Evans Summit Stargazing
Friday, June 28, 2013 at 8:30 PM (MDT)
Join Naturalists, Rangers, and Educators from Jefferson County Open Space, US Forest Service, City of Lakewood, and the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society (http://ncastro.org/) for a very special astronomy program on Mount Evans. Through engaging, hands-on activities learn about our cosmic connections while you peer through telescopes and navigate your way through the night sky.
Registration is required. Ages 10+ only.
Weather/conditions permitting. Rain date is June 29.
Dogs are not permitted.
A special high-elevation program requires some special preparation, please note:
This a late-night program. Check-in starts at 8:00 pm (at the entrance station), and the program will end around 12:30 am. Leaving early is discouraged as this disrupts the on-going viewing activities.
Our programs are designed for individuals & families. If you are part of a group organization, (scout troop, meet-up, etc.) we ask that each family registers seperately. If you would like to register 6 or more people please contact, 720-497-7600, for more information.You will not be allowed to register as a large group.
This program takes places at 14,000 feet. A higher elevation means less oxygen in the atmosphere and cold temperatures. You will need to be prepared for winter conditions, and potential difficulties with breathing.
There is an hour long drive from the front gate to the top of the mountain. It is a winding mountain road with no street lights, and possibly patches of snow. Be prepared for a mountain drive at night. We will not be shuttling people to the top.
You will receive important program information in your confirmation e-mail. If you do not have an e-mail address please call 720-497-7600 to find out details about the program.
If you are not comfortable with any of these conditions we DO NOT recommend this program. Don't fret, Bear Creek Lake Park offers a wonderful series of astronomy programs at a more comfortable elevation. Check out their website for program offerings. http://www.lakewood.org/ParkProgramsandEvents/
If space is no longer available, please call Lookout Mountain Nature Center at 720-497-7600 to be placed on a waiting list.
Discover Jefferson County Open Space through natural and cultural history programs.
Naturalists and educators offer programs at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, Hiwan Museum, and other Jefferson County Open Space parks.
Jefferson County Open Space was founded as a land conservation organization in 1972. Its mission is to preserve land, protect park and natural resources, as well as provide healthy nature-based experiences. Funded with a one-half of one percent sales tax, the agency contributes to city and recreation district projects and manages 44,613 acres, 28 regional parks, and 230 miles of trails in Jefferson County, Colorado.
Visit http://jeffco.us/open-space/ for more information.
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