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October 9, 2012

Fort Frederick Hosts Evening of Stargazing

by Martha

 

Double Star from Nasa.gov
Photo by: Albireo Yandrik, from

Who: Open to the Public

When: Saturday, October 13 at 7:45 p.m.

Where: Fort Frederick State Park Nature Center, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool

Cost: $3 per vehicle for State residents; $5 per vehicle for non-residents.

Contact: 301-842-2155

Fort Frederick State Park hosts the TriState Astronomers for an evening of stargazing. Guests will observe double stars, star clusters, nebulae, planets and galaxies using a variety of telescopes. The astronomers will help participants identify constellations and answer questions.

Attendees should dress appropriately for the weather, and bring a folding chair or a blanket and binoculars. Refreshments, including hot coffee, hot chocolate and snacks will be available at the store. Astronomy-related items will be offered for sale at discounted prices. This will be the final astronomy program of the year. In the event of thick clouds or rain, the program will be canceled.

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