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December 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Due to heavy cloud cover, the Dec. 2 Star Party is cancelled. We’ll try to arrange it for Thursday, Feb. 20 during our astronomy program…check back!
Area residents are invited to a “star party,” a telescope viewing of the night sky on Monday, December 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Renfrew Park, Waynesboro. The event, a partnership between Renfrew Institute and Tri-State Astronomers (TSA), is free and open to the public.
Telescopes will be set up in the backyard of the museum house. Members of the Tri-State Astronomers club will be on hand to guide viewers and answer questions.
Event coordinator and TSA member, Andy Smetzer said, “One of the goals of our group is to have as many people as possible look through a telescope. It’s also a good chance for someone thinking of buying a telescope to try one out and ask questions.”
“During the star party, we will be observing various nebula and star clusters of the winter night sky,” Smetzer said.
Viewers may come and go anytime during the event. Those attending may bring their own telescope and binoculars, as well as lawn chairs or blankets. Flashlights are not permitted in the telescope viewing area but may be used to reach the area from the parking lot.
Free cookies and hot chocolate will be offered in the visitors center Wagon Shed Room.
Participants may park behind the visitors center. Additional parking is available in Renfrew’s lower lot off Welty Road.
(Cloud date TBA if needed—check website if cloudy)