Capulin Volcano National Monument is hosting a night sky viewing of the Lyrid’s Meteor Shower season, weather permitting, Sunday (April 22). New Mexico’s night sky is a cultural treasure that many have viewed in awe and appreciation. Due to minimal light pollution, Capulin Volcano has one of the best, and well preserved night skies in the nation.
Over time, observing the night sky has unlocked a plethora of scientific discoveries, helping us to understand our own planet and those beyond. Come and explore the “park after dark” at Capulin Volcano National Monument as we discuss some of the many mysteries the dark sky holds. Join us from 9 to 11 p.m. at the Capulin Volcano night sky viewing area to use stargazing binoculars to observe this beautiful resource. We encourage visitors to bring blankets, warm clothes, and folding chairs.
Capulin Volcano National Monument, a unit of the National Park System, preserves “…a striking example of a recent extinct volcano.” The park is located on Highway 325, 3 miles north of the town of Capulin, NM, 30 miles east of Raton and 56 miles west of Clayton. For more about Capulin Volcano and the National Park Service, check out our website nps.gov/cavo or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/CapulinVolcanoNPS.