Zacheis Planetarium and the Great Sand Dunes present “Creatures of the Night”

(05-01-2013)

The Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium and the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve collaborated to host a free special program, "Creatures of the Night," at 7 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at the planetarium.

The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve and the San Luis Valley are home to amazing nocturnal animals. Though seldom seen, eight species of owls, six species of bats, black bears, amphibians, and more, roam freely with starlight and moonlight as their guide within the national park. These special creatures are part of the reason why dark skies matter in this high mountain valley. Take a closer look at our nocturnal neighbors at the special presentation at Zacheis Planetarium with "Night Sky Ranger" Danielle York from the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

Tickets will be available at the planetarium when the doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the general public, but tickets are required due to limited seating.Visit Great Sand Dunes National Park for more information.