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Community astronomy program this weekend


Last updated 8/6/2014 at 9:17am

The Grand Coulee Dam area has some spectacular views of the night and daytime sky. The peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower is the early morning on August 12 and 13. So come join local astronomers and National Park Service Sky Rangers scan the sky for these observation events!

On August 8, at the Spring Canyon Day Use Area and August 9 at the GCD Visitor Center there will be Solar Observations from 1-3 p.m. Come find out what the closest star is and what the sun looks like. Solar filtered telescopes and solar glasses will be available to view the nearest star - the Sun!

Then from 8-11 p.m. at the Crescent Bay area join area astronomers for the Perseid Meteor Shower. Take a look at a galaxy, nebula or one of the solar system’s planets. Learn how to find your way around the night sky. Bring jackets or sweaters - it gets cool after dark. Also those that own telescopes, spotting scopes and binoculars, bring them and chairs or blankets to lay on so you can look up and gaze into the sky.

These events are sponsored by Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. Sky Tours and gazing will only be cancelled if it is raining.


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