McCloud Nature Park will be hosting a free astronomy program on Saturday, Aug 25 at 8 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 at McCloud.
This 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 constellations, planets, 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 & telescopes provided (or 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.
McCloud Nature Park is operated by Hendricks County Parks and Recreation and is located five minutes south of North Salem at 8518 North Hughes Road. Admission is always free and the park is open from dawn to dusk daily.
The Nature Center's hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. For more information on McCloud Nature Park and park programs call Hendricks County Parks & Recreation at 317-718-6188 or visit the website at www.hendrickscountyparks.org.