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Stargazing at Washoe Lake State Park on Saturday, August 14

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2009-04-23-washoelake-300x200-2948697-9920710WASHOE VALLEY, Nev. – Come discover the wonders of star and planet gazing at Washoe Lake State Park on Saturday, August 14, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Astronomy experts Jay Lawson and Adam Kremers will be on hand with high powered telescopes. Visitors will see the moons of Jupiter and many other fascinating objects in the Milky Way Galaxy. Park staff will have star charts and books on hand to use.

WHAT: Stargazing at Washoe Lake

WHEN: Saturday, August 14, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

WHERE: Everyone will meet at the overflow boat parking area near the main boat ramp. The park is located off U.S. 395 on East Lake Boulevard on the southeast corner of Washoe Lake.

WHO: The public is invited to this event.

COST: There is no charge for this program. There is a $7.00 per vehicle entrance fee and Nevada residents receive a $2.00 discount.

CONTACT: Park staff, 775-687-4319, [email protected]

MORE: Bring chairs and a jacket as evenings can be cool.

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