MINDEN, Nev. – Nevada State Parks invites the public to attend a free stargazing event on Saturday, June 5, at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden. The event begins at 8:00 p.m. and ends by 10:30 p.m.
Members of the Astronomical Society of Nevada will provide telescopes for the public to view Venus, Mars, Saturn, numerous star galaxies and several star clusters. The public is welcome to bring their own telescopes.
The evening will begin with a brief introduction and lesson on using a telescope. Viewing will start around 9:00 p.m.
Visitors are encouraged to bring bug repellant, a flashlight with a red lens, a blanket, lawn chairs and a light jacket, as well as water and a snack. Please leave pets at home.
The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, located just west of Minden in Douglas County at 1450 Highway 88, features several historic buildings constructed between 1857 and 1920, including what was once one of the most prominent homes in Carson Valley. The site was settled in 1857 by Carson Valley pioneer Heinrich F. Dangberg Sr.