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Stargazing-Quarantine Style

  • Saturday, September 19, 2020
  • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Sky Meadows State Park 11012 Edmonds Ln, Delaplane, Virginia 20144


The NoVES Sunday School invites members and friends to an exciting evening of star gazing at Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane, VA on Saturday evening, September 19, 2020,  starting at 7:30 p.m. 

*RAIN DATE October 17, 2020

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.

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

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