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Stargazing at the Desert Outdoor Center December 15th, 2018

Saturday, December 15, 2018
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant
41402 N. 87th Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85383

(602) 372-7470

Starry, Starry Night

Join local astronomy experts, Tony and Carole La Conte, from Stargazing for Everyone along with other astronomy enthusiasts, on Saturday, December 15th, 2018 at the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant.

Local Girl Scout troop 60 will be present to guide a one mile walk round trip along the Honeymoon Cove Trail showing a scale model of our solar system from 6:30 – 7:15 pm.  Please wear closed toe, sturdy shoes. Immediately following the hike, Tony will share information about the night sky at 7:30 pm.

After the presentation, guests are invited to meander over to the professional, high-grade telescopes where they can view distant galaxies, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, and star clusters. In addition to the stargazing program, this family-friendly event will feature kid’s coloring sheets, and a craft.  Guests can also enjoy the Center’s animal exhibit hall full of desert critters as well.

Burgers, hot dogs and chilled beverages are available for purchase during the event brought to you by the Friends of the Desert Outdoor Center.

Attendees are encouraged to bring digital cameras and cell phones to take photos through the telescopes. Additional items guests may want to bring include binoculars, lawn chairs or blankets for seating, and a flashlight. The park entrance gate at the Desert Outdoor Center will open at 6:00 pm and close to entry at 8:00 pm. *Gate automatically opens when exiting. Admission is $7 per vehicle and reservations are not required. Park closes at 9:30 pm.

Cash only please.

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