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Astronomy program at McCloud July 28

Saturday, July 21, 2012

McCloud Nature Park will be hosting a free evening program on astronomy on Saturday, July 28 at 8:30 p.m.

Expert sky watchers from The Indiana Astronomical Society will partner with Hendricks County Parks & Recreation naturalists at McCloud Nature Park for its monthly astronomy program.

The program will provide emphasis on actual observing, helping beginners find their way around the night sky by learning how a telescope works and how to recognize planets, constellations, galaxies and nebulae of all kinds.

Focusing on the basics of astronomy, this event will begin with an outdoor informational session lasting about 30 minutes, followed by night sky viewing through a limited number of binoculars and telescopes provided or you can bring your own.

Astronomy programs are dependent upon clear skies and will be cancelled if bad weather is forecast. Call the McCloud Nature Center at 676-5437 before 5 p.m. Saturday if cloudy skies are evident.

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