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6th Annual Night Under the Stars
Alamo Lake State Park
Alamo Lake State Park will host the 6th Annual Night Under the Stars event on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from Noon to 10pm. Come learn and experience the beauty of our natural and cultural resource, the night sky (see full schedule below).
Visitors should bring water, snacks and a red light. There will be stargazing, solar telescopes, an Evening Slide Presentation and Night Sky Network Info Tent! Alamo Lake State Park offers outdoor fun, premier fishing, rest and relaxation. Stargazers will enjoy the unbelievable view of the night sky since the nearest lights are 40 miles away. This is an Official Arizona Centennial Event!
The Park Entrance Fee is $7 per vehicle (up to four adults). Primitive to full hookup camping sites are available at a fee of $15 to $25 depending on the type of camping site needed. Alamo Lake State Park is located 38 miles north of Wenden, Arizona and US 60. Wenden is two hours west of Phoenix north of Highway I-10.
This event is supported by Astronomers of Verde Valley (AstroVerde.org ). Other event sponsors include: Tele Vue Optics, Lowell Observatory, USGS of Flagstaff, Orion Telescopes, Night Sky Network, & Celestron Telescopes.
In 2011 Alamo Lake State Park (with the Astronomers of Verde Valley) & Kartchner Caverns State Park (with the Huachuca Astronomy Club) were the first state parks in the United States to be granted the "One Star at a Time" award and became a member of the Global Star Park Network. This award acknowledges the public stargazing events held at both parks in an effort to increase awareness of astronomy and preserving dark skies for future generations.
Afternoon Program, Noon - 3 pm
Solar Viewing, Mercury & Venus Viewing, Night Sky Network Information Tent Evening Program, 5:15 pm Observational Astronomy Slide Presentation with JD Maddy, President, Astronomers of Verde Valley Star Viewing, 6 - 10 pm View the skies through telescopes!
For information about all 27 Arizona State Parks, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call (602) 542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix metro area call toll-free (800) 285-3703), visit the website and online camping reservations at AZStateParks.com or Twitter/Facebook AZStateParks.
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