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Monday, Sep 23 2013 04:37 PM

Star Party to be held at the Poppy Reserve

Come out to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve on Saturday, Sept. 28 to view the stars and planets of the summer night sky through Antelope Valley Astronomy Club telescopes! Club members will be set up on site from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. for viewing and answering questions about the unique celestial objects such as nebula, galaxies, clusters, Jupiter and Venus visible in the dark sky.

The Jane S. Pinheiro Interpretive Center will be open for this event. Peruse the gift shop and nature exhibits, or go for a sunset or night hike in the hills with a beautiful view over the distant lights of the valley, and under the distant lights of the dark sky!

Arrival is requested before dark, and please turn off main headlights when entering the parking lot. Donations are requested at the event, benefiting the non-profit Poppy Reserve/Mojave Desert Interpretive Association; the funding source for interpretive supplies, programs and projects in many of our local State Parks. More information about the park and event can be found at parks.ca.gov and Facebook.com/PoppyReserve, and at AVAstronomyClub.org.

Where: The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, 15101 Lancaster Road. Take the Avenue I exit of Hwy. 14 and go west 14 miles. The reserve is on the right.

When: Saturday, Sept. 28, 7 until 11 p.m.

Cost: Donation requested

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