Dinosaur National Monument has introduced a new Facebook series of posts called Messier Mondays. The posts will focus on Charles Messier, a French astronomer from the 1700’s known for the astronomical catalog he put together because of his interests in comets. The Messier Catalogue features many deep sky objects including 110 star clusters and nebulae, which in turn is called Messier Objects. To help all get a glimpse for themselves, the Monument will host stargazing events with telescopes on Wednesdays and Saturdays starting June 26th. Each gazing will last 20 to 60 minutes. Those interested can meet with rangers and volunteers at the south end of Split Mountain Campground. Residents are asked to “please cover flashlights with red cellophane (provided) to preserve night vision. Bring a blanket or chair to the viewing area, sit back and look up! This program is best for children over the age of 5. No pets allowed near the telescopes or on night hikes.” Go to www.nps.gov/dino for more detailed information.