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Whether for weather or stars, McCloud has it covered

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The McCloud Nature Park plans a weather discussion in the afternoon and, weather permitting, a star gazing event at night on Saturday, April 28.

At 2 p.m. McCloud's naturalist will teach those in attendance how to read and interpret a weather map, causes of severe weather and why seasonal weather patterns occur.

They will also discuss how to prepare for severe weather such as tornadoes and thunderstorms and the occurring power outages.

The program will last approximately one hour.

At 8 p.m. the Indiana Astronomical Society will partner with Hendricks County Parks & Recreation in the first of a series of monthly astronomy programs at McCloud.

Focusing on the basics of astronomy, the event will begin with an outdoor informational session lasting about 30 minutes, followed by night sky viewing. There will be a limited number of binoculars and telescopes available, but guests are encouraged to bring their own.

The viewing is free and will provide an emphasis on observing, learning how a telescope works and recognizing constellations, planets, galaxies and nebulae.

Because of the nature of the event, people are encouraged to call ahead before 5 p.m. at 676-5437.

McCloud is located at 8518 N. Hughes Rd. and admission is free. For more information visit www.hendrickscountypark.org

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