Pecos, NM:– Join us for an evening under the wonderful Western sky on Saturday, May 4th at Pecos National Historical Park near the 18th century mission church.
Brass Band Music and Night Sky Viewing
7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Kick off the evening with the Santa Fe Brass Quintet as they perform a star-themed 30-minute music session at 7:30! Afterward, park staff will bring out telescopes and binoculars to gaze at the stars and check out Venus, Jupiter, and other planets. 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. No reservations are required, but parking is limited to the first 40 vehicles for this event.
Introduction to Night Photography – Methods and Practice
6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Park volunteer and former Pecos National Historical Park artist-in-residence, Stan Ford, will lead an introductory night photography session for a limited number of participants. Participants should plan to bring their own manual mode-enabled cameras, tripods, red-bulb flashlights, and weather-appropriate clothing. Reservations are required and space is extremely limited; please call the visitor center at 505-757-7241 to make reservations. The class will cover basic methods of nighttime photography at the Pecos Room by the Visitor Center starting at 6:30 and will be followed by practice at the Church area around 7:30.
The park entrance gate will open at 6:00 p.m. and will shut at 8:00 p.m. Please note that after 8:00 no further entry will be permitted.
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