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Laser-guided tour of starry wonders at Spooner Lake

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imagesNEVADA DIVISION OF STATE PARKS NEWS RELEASE LAKE TAHOE – Enjoy a laser-guided tour of starry wonders with professional stargazer, Gigi Giles. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a light jacket and flashlight. The attendance of young children and pets is not recommended. Park entrance fees are waived for the event.

Stargazing at Spooner Lake on Saturday, August 24, is a unique and educational experience as you peer through high-powered telescopes and astronomical binoculars in the tranquil mountain air at elevation 7,000 feet with a professional guide. It is from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Meet at Spooner Lake Park’s upper parking lot. The park is located near the intersection of Highways 50 and 28; from the intersection, travel a ½ mile north on Highway 28 to the Spooner Lake Park’s entrance. The event is open to the public, but is not recommended for young children.

The Nevada Division of State Parks plans, develops and maintains a system of parks and recreation areas for the use and enjoyment of more than 3.3 million visitors a year. The division was established in 1963 by the Nevada Legislature to form a new state park agency within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The division manages and maintains 23 parks, historic sites and recreation areas in Nevada.

Spooner Lake slide-show here, http://www.flickr.com//photos/nevadadcnr/sets/72157607333440689/show/

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