Updated: 1 July 2018
Since its formation in April 2014, the Oracle Dark Skies Committee has been attending various events around Oracle and Pinal County to talk about its work to have Oracle State Park designated as an "International Dark Sky Park". The Committee also does public outreach on the affects of Light Pollution and how everyone can help reduce the problem and save money as well. Upcoming events where the Committee plans to be are mentioned here.
If you would like a Committee member to talk to your company, organization, or group of local residents, please contact Mike Weasner (520-289-3402 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Star Party at Oracle State Park, Saturday, 1 September 2018, 7-9 PM
The Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association has graciously provided 10 of their high quality telescopes for this Star Party event! See planets and celestial objects with more clarity than you have ever experienced! Amazing solar system and deep-sky objects, Uranus, Neptune, the Andromeda Galaxy (2.5 million light years away), Nebulae, double star systems, star clusters, and other fascinating objects! Astronomers will be on site to answer questions and discuss the elements of the night sky as darkness descends. Visitors should meet at the main trailhead parking lot. Please bring water, snacks, a red light (to protect everyones night vision), sweater or jacket.
Note: No moon viewing. One day before last quarter.
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