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Free stargazing event in Genoa Friday, August 21


Mormon Station State Historic ParkGENOA, Nev.– Nevada State Parks invites the public to attend a free stargazing event on Friday, August 21, at Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa. Members of the Astronomical Society of Nevada will provide high-powered telescopes so visitors can view several planets, including Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune. Expect to see a comet and galaxies, star clusters, nebulas and more.

The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a short presentation by a member of the Astronomical Society of Nevada, followed by several hours of viewing the nighttime sky. People are invited to bring their own telescopes as well. The program will end by 10:00 p.m.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, a flashlight with a red lens, a blanket, and a light jacket. Bring the family and enjoy an evening picnic in the park.

Mormon Station State Historic Park is located in the center of Genoa at the intersection of Genoa Lane and Foothill Road. The stargazing event will be held in the northern portion of the park.

Bob Conrad
Bob Conradhttp://thisisreno.com
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.




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