Star Party At Cloudland Canyon Is Oct. 21

Monday, October 2, 2017

The final star party of the year at Cloudland Canyon State Park will be held Saturday, Oct. 21. 

Sponsored by the staff and friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park and conducted by the Barnard Astronomical Society, the public is invited to see the wonders of the night sky through telescopes.

There will be a very thin crescent moon, a good opportunity to see earthshine, then a nice dark sky. Saturn will be visible this night.  Participants will also be looking at and identifying the Constellations of Fall. As always they will also be observing deep sky objects like star clusters, nebulae and other galaxies like the Milky Way.

The event will be held at the starting point of the Disc Golf Course from 7-10 p.m. Astronomy programs are free to all. Usual parking fee at the park applies. 

If the weather is “iffy” call (941) 544-3420 after 6 p.m. that day for update or check Facebook pages.


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