Updated: 22 March 2017
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 effects of Light Pollution and how everyone can help reduce the problem and save money as well. Selected past events 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).
"Family Reading Night", Mountain Vista School, Oracle, Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Mountain Vista School students, parents, and teachers who attended the "Family Reading Night" were treated to special views of the planets Venus and Mars, the Orion Nebula, and stars through four telescopes which were set up at the school. They were also able to learn about the harmful effects of light pollution and many were able to view a light pollution demonstration.
The ODSC provided literature:
Some views of the telescopes as the Sun was setting:
This was definitely an exciting educational night for the students of Mountain Vista School!
Thanks to the Saddlebrooke SkyGazers Club and Astronomy Adventures Arizona for the telescope support.
Photos by Mike Weasner, Oracle Dark Skies Committee.
"International Dark Sky Park" Celebration & Star Party, Oracle State Park, Saturday, 18 March 2017
View the "Celebration and Star Party" report.
"Adventures with the Moon", Oracle State Park, Saturday, 11 February 2017
View the "Adventures with the Moon" report.
Past Events - 2016
Past Events - 2015
Past Events - 2014
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