GENOA, 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.