Discover the wonders of the night sky at Washoe Lake State Park! Local astronomy experts Jay Lawson and Adam Kremers will have telescopes set up to view Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, and all the best objects of the summer Milky Way.
WHEN: Summer Solstice Astronomy Party
WHEN: Saturday, June 21 from 8:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. or later.
WHERE: This program will be held at the Maze/Playground (Overflow) parking area inside Washoe Lake State Park. Take Exit 44 (for Eastlake Boulevard) off Highway 395 between Reno and Carson City. Follow Eastlake Boulevard for about 3 ½ miles to the main park entrance and follow the signs to the overflow boat parking area.
WHO: This event is open to the public and is sponsored by Nevada State Parks.
COST: There is no charge for the program, but there is a $7/vehicle entrance fee. Nevada residents receive a $2 discount.
CONTACT: 775-687-4319 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
MORE: Red lights, or flashlights wrapped in red plastic, are recommended, as they do not negatively affect night vision. Participants may want to bring a lawn chair, or something to sit on, during the presentation. “Like” us on Facebook for more information about the park, pictures, and other events!
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