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Chaco Culture National Historical Park (U.S.)

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Stars over Fajada Butte at Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico. Photo by Xioahua Wang.

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Designated

2013

Category

Dark Sky Park

Address

New Mexico, USA

Contact

Mr. Aron Adams
Website

Land Area

137.5 km2

Documents

Application
Press Release
2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report

About

Chaco Culture National Historical Park is home to many ancient wonders including the ruins of a civilization that thrived over a thousand years ago. The park, which has been protecting its archaeological riches since it was established in 1907, also protects its naturally dark night skies through a set of strict lighting guidelines that include the use of dark sky friendly lighting. Chaco is also exemplary in its public outreach efforts, holding numerous educational programs and events on dark skies and astronomy, and features a public observatory.

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