Study the September Night Sky at Delaware Seashore State Park

by Dave on August 17, 2010

For thousands of years, people from all over the world have gazed up at the night sky in awe. Chances are, the last time you were outside on a quiet, clear night, you did just the same thing – gazed up at the twinkling lights, wondered what they were, and imagined them to form various shapes and patterns.

If the stars intrigue you, join the staff at Delaware Seashore State Park for a Stargazing program at the Indian River Life-Saving Station on Friday, September 3rd, at 8 p.m. Participants will learn how to navigate around the night sky, identify well-known constellations (and some not-so-well known ones), and learn about the ancient legends and stories behind them.

It takes our eyes up to 20 minutes to adjust to the dark, so it is important that you leave your flashlight at home. The park will provide red lights that will maintain your night vision. If you’d like to get the true stargazing experience, feel free to bring a blanket and a pillow, because this is the only park program that you can enjoy lying down! The cost of this program is $5 per participant, and space is limited, so please pre-register by calling the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum at 302.227-6991.

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