Star Party At Cloudland Canyon State Park Is June 17

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A Star Party at Cloudland Canyon State Park will be held on Saturday, June 17.  It will be sponsored by the staff and friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park and conducted by the Barnard Astronomical Society.

Participants will see the wonders of the night sky through the society's telescopes. Saturn, the ringed planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the sun.  Participants will see Saturn's rings and a few of its brightest moons. Jupiter will also make an appearance.

Guests will also be looking at and identifying the constellations of Spring and Summer and be observing Deep Sky Objects like star clusters, nebulae and other galaxies like the Milky Way.

The Star Party will be held at the starting point of the Disc Golf Course from 9 p.m. to midnight.  Astronomy programs are free to all. Usual parking fee at the park applies.



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