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Fort Frederick State Park to Host an Evening of Stargazing

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When: Saturday, October 5 at 8 p.m.
Where: Fort Frederick Nature Center, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool
Who: Open to the Public
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 are welcome to bring blankets or folding chairs, and portable telescopes and binoculars. This will be the final astronomy program of the year. In the event of thick clouds or rain, the program will be canceled.