The Indiana Astronomical Society and park naturalists offer sky seminars geared for beginners on Saturday evenings once a month. View the sky from both large and small telescopes. The evening begins with a brief sky seminar to learn about the planets and constellations that are visible that night. The outdoor sky viewing immediately follows this information session.
Sky seminars are free and recommended for ages 8 and up. These events take place rain or shine, but keep in mind that viewing the sky is dependent on clear skies. The remaining sky viewings for 2017 will be held on August 5th, September 9th, and October 28th.
If you’re interested in sky viewing, you may also want to check out the annual Perseids meteor shower, which peaks on August 12th this year. McCloud Nature Park is offering a view of the meteors from an ideal viewing location at the park. Bring chairs and blankets to watch the stars. The program depends on the weather and will be canceled if it is cloudy or raining.
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