|Calendar||Washington's Backyard Artisan Trail|
|Location||Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Ln., Delaplane, VA 20144|
|Date||Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 8:00pm - 11:45pm|
|Duration||3 hours, 45 minutes|
Meets in the Picnic Area.
This family-friendly event on Earth Day, made possible by the Friends of Sky Meadows (FOSK), provides a relaxing opportunity to learn the importance of dark sky conservation, have a chance to see a meteor, enjoy a near full moon and more. For $25/car, stay all night and enjoy the following activities:
8:30: Saving the Dark
Explore the need to preserve dark skies and learn how to combat light pollution with this one-hour film, provided by the American Conservation Film Festival.
9:30: Light Pollution’s Effects on Wildlife
Join Virginia Master Naturalists for a talk on how light pollution impacts our native plants and animals. Begin with a kid-friendly segment exploring the animals of Sky Meadows.
10:30: Lyrid Meteor Shower
Listen as an astronomer describes the Lyrid phenomenon and how to capture them on film.
11:00: Imaging the Night
Learn tips from an astronomer on capturing celestial objects like the Milky Way, moon, the planets and more on your device.
Throughout the night, play light-up field games and watch as radio signals are bounced off meteors with the Vienna Wireless Society.
To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meteors-moon-and-a-movie-tickets-58910672407?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. Proceeds benefit the FOSK.
|Additional Info Link||https://bit.ly/2JMm0yq|