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26th Annual Star Party At Patoka Lake Saturday
Updated June 23, 2017 8:30 AM | Filed under: Event
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(PATOKA) - The 26th Annual Star Party is Saturday.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Nature Center and from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. or later at the beach.

Enjoy a presentation by the Evansville and Louisville Astronomical Societies and Stonebelt Star Gazers of Bedford as they share their knowledge of the sky.

  • Noon - A Total Solar Eclipse
  • 1 p.m. The Wonders of the Cosmos- "What's within reach for amateur telescopes."
  • 2 p.m. Where Will You Be on August 21st ?- The 2017 Total Eclipse
  • 3 p.m. The Night Sky over Patoka- an interactive tour of our night sky
  • 11 to 4 p.m. Solar Observing- Safely view the sun through specially filtered telescopes.
  • 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Stars on the Beach - amateur astronomers will share their knowledge of the night sky and have telescopes set up for viewing of celestial wonders.
  • A special astronomy presentation will be held at 8 p.m.

Certified glasses, safe for viewing the upcoming solar eclipse, will be given away at the Nature Center and beach for all in attendance while supplies last.

There will be kid's activities and giveaways until dark.

Telescopes will be set up for viewing the stars and the sun.

For more information, please call the Patoka Lake Nature Center at (812) 685-2447.

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