Medano Creek at Great Sand Dunes National Park
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A look at the crowds at the Great Sand Dunes this past weekend. 

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The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is enjoying its first summer as a designated International Dark Sky Park, and a celebration is set for Aug. 24. All are invited to the dunes from 6:30-10:30 p.m. that Saturday for an event bringing together amateur astronomers and anyone wishing to gaze into the heavens from a landscape like no other in Colorado. Come see how the stars and nebulas shine over the vast dune field devoid of invasive, artificial light.

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Seth is a features writer at The Gazette, covering the outdoors and the people and places that make Colorado colorful.

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