A national monument in western New Mexico that is home to an impressive bit of Southwest history inscribed on a towering sandstone bluff has earned recognition as an International Dark Sky Park
RAMAH, N.M. — A national monument in western New Mexico that’s home to more than 2,000 inscriptions and petroglyphs on a towering sandstone bluff has earned recognition as an International Dark Sky Park.
Officials at El Morro National Monument say they’re planning to host more programs in 2020 that will highlight the area’s spectacular night skies.
The International Dark Sky Places Program was founded in 2001 to encourage communities, parks and protected areas around the world to preserve and protect dark sites through responsible lighting polices and public education. There are now more than 100 locations that have followed a rigorous application process for dark sky certification.
El Morro Superintendent Kelby Fuhrmann said the monument is grateful…
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