Star Party At Cloudland Canyon Will Be Aug. 3

Monday, July 22, 2019

Star parties are held at Cloudland Canyon State Park on the first Saturday of the month through September. Conducted by the Barnard Astronomical Society and sponsored by the Staff and Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park, participants may see the wonders of the night sky through provided telescopes.

Participants will observe whatever planets are visible and deep sky objects like star clusters, nebulae and other galaxies like the Milky Way.

The star parties are held at the starting point of the Disc Golf Course from 8-10 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 an update.


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