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Death Valley Hosts Night Sky Program

DEATH VALLEY, CA – On Friday, Janvier 27 et le samedi, Janvier 28, Las Vegas Astronomical Society (LVAS) and Death Valley National Park will host a night sky program.

LVAS members, park rangers and guest astronomers will bring telescopes for the public to view night sky features such as Venus, constellations in the Winter Circle, the Orion Nebula, and other star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae.

Parking is available in the golf course parking area at the Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park. Signs and red path lights will guide pedestrians to the observing area. Visitors are asked to minimize the use of white flashlights; red cellophane will be provided to cover white lights in order to protect observers’ night vision. Visitors should dress appropriately for the weather.

There will be an opportunity to view features of the sun through a solar scope in front of the General Store at Furnace Creek Resort from 10 h à 2 h on Saturday.

Death Valley National Park is the largest International Dark Sky Park in the world, designated by the International Dark Sky Association.

Vendredi, Janvier 27

Twilight – 10:00 p.m. – Star Party telescope viewing

8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Laser-guided tour of night sky features visible to the naked eye

Samedi, Janvier 28

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Solar observing in front of the General Store

Twilight – 10:00 p.m. – Star Party telescope viewing

8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Laser-guided tour of night sky features visible to the naked eye

Pour plus d'informations, voir www.nps.gov / deva ou http://www.furnacecreekresort.com/activities/stargazing.

-NPS-

À propos du National Park Service: Depuis 1916, the National Park Service has been entrusted with the care of America’s more than 400 parcs nationaux. With the help of volunteers and partners, we safeguard these special places and share their stories millions of people every year. Learn more at www.nps.gov.