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Meteors, Moon and a Movie

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
Cost $25/car
Description

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
Event Email skymeadows@dcr.virginia.gov
Event Phone 540-592-3556
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