Tumacácori National Historical Park invites photographers to the historic mission grounds to capture images of the magnificent night skies of southern Arizona on Monday, February 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tumacácori is a designated International Dark Sky Park due to its night sky quality, exceptional nocturnal habitat, and cultural heritage. This starry night photography event provides a unique opportunity for photographers to capture stunning images of the mission ruins under the backdrop of a star-studded sky.  Participants should bring their own cameras and tripods. Space is limited, so reserve your spot in advance. Call the visitor center at (520) 377-5060.


About the International Dark Sky Association (IDA)

The IDA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Tucson, Arizona, advocates for the protection of the nighttime environment and dark night skies by educating policymakers and the public about night sky conservation and promoting environmentally responsible outdoor lighting. More information about IDA, its mission and work may be found at darksky.org.


Admission to the park is $10 per adult, free for federal pass holders and children under age 16.

For more information about Tumacácori, visit www.nps.gov/tuma.



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