4CLS presents Star Stories: Mesa Verde’s Dark Skies with Spencer Burke

Thursday June 24

4:00 PM  –  5:00 PM

Thursday, June 24th, 2021 4:00 p.m. MDT
Online Webinar


This event is brought to you by the Four Corners Lecture Series, Mesa Verde National Park, and the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.


Until a century ago, every night, everywhere in the world was dark. Our ancestors across the world enjoyed nights swimming with stars, planets, and galaxies. But today, a sky full of stars is an increasingly rare and endangered sight. In 2021, Mesa Verde National Park was certified as the 100th International Dark Sky Park, joining a growing network of refuges committed to preserving and advocating for naturally dark skies. Mesa Verde’s exceptional dark skies are an integral piece of the park’s cultural landscape and a growing draw for visitors to the region. Join Park Ranger Spencer Burke to learn more about Mesa Verde’s years-long certification efforts, what it means to be a Dark Sky Park, and why we should all care about preserving dark skies over the Four Corners region.


The webinar is suitable for lifelong learners from high school students to adults.  The lesson is free.



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Please consider a donation to the Crow Canyon Annual Fund when you register for the webinar. A Crow Canyon trustee has made a $50,000 challenge match for 2021. Every dollar you contribute in support of the Discover Archaeology webinar series and Crow Canyon's mission will be matched up to $50,000!


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