Thank you for attending
the 3rd Annual Dark Sky Event
Stay tuned for our upcoming events!
August 12th, 2023
Our most recent event:
@ Crestone Charter School
330 E Lime Avenue
This year's show-stopper is the Perseid Meteor Shower, which peaks this evening!! Local astro-photographer, meteorologist, and resident astronomy enthusiast, Scott Stevens, will lead us in Experiencing the Night:
What to Expect: The Perseid Meteor Shower, whose radiant rises with the constellation Perseus in the northeast, climbing higher and higher as the night progresses. We can hope for upwards of 60 - 100 bright meteors per hour as the night wears on.
What to Bring: Lawn Chair and Blanket. This is a naked eye event, no optical aid is required. Though with the Milky Way passing overhead, a pair of binoculars will bring those dim fuzzies into view.
What will be provided: An 8” telescope will be set up to view some brighter objects like the bright globular cluster in Hercules, M13. M8 and M20 nebula in Sagittarius. Then as the evening progresses, Saturn will rise in the east so we can see it’s moons and complex ring system.
Another smaller scope will be imaging so guests will have the opportunity to view and take home some astro-photos.
Shumei Taiko Drums
The Music of Steve and Trevor Storm
Join us for an unforgettable evening!!
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Read about our recent International Dark Sky Designation!In May of 2021, the Town of Crestone received the IDSC designation and was named an International Dark Sky Community, becoming the fourth community in Colorado and the 31st in the world to receive the designation. Crestone Colorado and the Baca is one of the most beautiful, highly creative and unique communities on the earth plane. You can look up and literally see the Milky Way in all its glory. The Universe is at our fingertips and 70% of the people on this planet will never have this experience since the invention of the lightbulb 140 years ago. Humans have lived by the stars for eons. There is fantastic and helpful information located on the International Dark-Sky Website. Please take the time and go to WWW.Darksky.Org Thank again Crestone for this Auspicious and Brilliant accomplishment! Media Enquiries Town of Crestone, Colorado Mayor Kairina Danforth Email: email@example.com Tel.: +1 719-256-5445