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Astronomy for Everyone

Calendar   Washington's Backyard Artisan Trail
Location Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Ln., Delaplane, VA 20144
Date Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Duration   3 hours
Cost Parking fees apply.
Description

Mount Bleak House Lawn.

Program adjustments in response to COVID-19: Participation will be limited to 100 people. Park gates and admittance to the program area will close when this limit is reached. Social distancing is required, and facemasks are strongly encouraged. In the event of rain or cloudy conditions, the program will be canceled.

Our evenings begin with a half-hour children’s “Junior Astronomer” program, followed by a discussion about the importance of dark skies and light conservation. Then join NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) Ambassadors for a presentation on the latest news in astronomy. Visitors should bring their own lawn chairs and/or blankets.

Next, get oriented to the celestial skies with a brief sky tour. Finish the evening by relaxing and enjoying the beautiful night sky. Feel free to bring your telescope or binoculars for your own exploration. Telescope and binocular sharing are discouraged as a health and safety precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Are you an astronomy enthusiast interested in volunteering for our monthly programs? Contact our park by emailing [email protected]

Parking fees apply. Entrance gates close one hour after program start time or when program attendance reaches 100 participants.

Additional Info Link https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/sky-meadows
Event Email [email protected]
Event Phone 540-592-3556
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