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27th Annual Astronomy Star Party at Patoka Lake Saturday
Updated July 11, 2018 4:31 PM
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(PATOKA) - The 27th Annual Star Party is scheduled for Saturday, July 14 from Noon until 4 p.m. at the Patoka Lake Nature Center then from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. (or later) at the Patoka Lake Beach.

Enjoy a special presentation by members of the Louisville & Evansville Astronomical Societies and the Stonebelt Stargazers of Bedford, as they share their knowledge of the solar system.

Special program times are as follows:
Noon - 4 p.m. at the Nature Center
Noon- "The Planets" - P is for Planet, P is for Pizza
1 p.m. - "The Summer Solstice" -Learn about the first day of summer and the importance of this day
2 p.m. - "Universe Scale" - Contemplating Distances to the Planets, Stars, and Galaxies
3 p.m. - "Meteorites" - Things Do Fall From the Sky!
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Constellation Crafts - where kids can make it and take it.
Noon - 4 p.m. Solar Observing - Safely view the Sun through specially filtered telescopes.
8 p.m. - 11 p.m. at the Beach
8 p.m. - 11 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.

The entrance fee of $7 per vehicle for Indiana residents ($9 out of state) is required for the Newton Stewart State Recreation Area, Patoka Reservoir, located north of Wickliffe Indiana, Highway 164. For more information regarding this program or other interpretive events, call the Nature Center at 812-685-2447.



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