Colorado’s Dark Skies

Aug 8, 2020


Overnight Trek = Ambitious

Time to turn your eyes to the skies with an exploration of the celestial sphere above us and the ways we interact with it. The highlight of our tour will be a visit to Westcliffe, the only International Dark Sky Community in Colorado, where we’ll visit the heavens remotely. Along our way, we’ll go inside other Front Range observatories and planetariums to learn about how they work and the projects they’re pursuing—some of those projects even reaching across international borders. Our understanding of the wider universe is expanding even as our ability to perceive it does the same. Let some pulsars increase your pulse as we listen to the music of the night.

Includes one night’s lodging, bus transportation, guides, all entrance fees and three meals, including a Welcome Dinner.


Saturday, August 8
Depart History Colorado Center, Denver
Fiske Planetarium, Boulder
Lunch in Castle Rock
US Air Force Academy Planetarium
Free time & Welcome Dinner, Pueblo
Evening sky observation, Smokey Jack Observatory, Westcliffe
Overnight in Pueblo

Sunday, August 9
Return to Denver
Astronomy lecture with lunch, History Colorado Center
Gates Planetarium, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Chamberlin Observatory, University of Denver
Disembark at History Colorado Center
B, L

B = Breakfast included
L = Lunch included
D = Dinner included