Date: Saturday, Saturday 3, 2011
Time: 8:30 p.m. (dusk)
Location: Highline State Park, 1800 11 8/10 Rd Loma, CO.
Cost: The event is free. But you will need a Parks Pass to enter the Park. A day pass is $7.00 – $9.00 per vehicle.
This event will kick off in the parking lot across from the new visitor’s center.
It’s Labor Day weekend and that means that it’s time for the annual Highline Lake Star Party hosted by the Western Colorado Astronomy Club.
Highline Lake is a fantastic area for star viewing due to it’s lack of background lighting. This means that you will be able to see stars, planets, the Milky Way and maybe even the space station.
W.C.A.C members will have lots of information and videos for you to check out. They will also have telescopes set up so that you can check out the celestial bodies that are currently overhead. Learn to identify the constellations and planets. This family event is perfect for the backyard astronomer and those who simply want to learn more about our night sky.
A couple of things to keep in mind when attending a viewing:
*Be careful around the equipment and please ask before touching.
*Don’t be shy about asking questions, these folk’s love to share what they know.
*All Astronomy event are weather permitting. Clear skies and good weather are necessary for a successful viewing.
For more information call 970-858-3617 ext. 365/360 or visit their website at http://wcacastronomy.org