Medano Creek at Great Sand Dunes National Park

A look at the crowds at the Great Sand Dunes this past weekend. 

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. 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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