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Spring Stargazing Progam at Thorpe Park
April 21 @ 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Winnebago County Conservation Board will hold a Spring Stargazing program on Friday, April 21st and will be held at the entrance to Thorpe Park, five miles west of Forest City, beginning at 9:00 PM, and should last about 45-60 minutes.
Winnebago County Naturalist Lisa Ralls will lead an informal tour of the spring night time sky. She will discuss what stars are and will point out such spring constellations as the Gemini Twins and Leo the Lion, as well as year-round favorites such as the Big and Little Dippers and Draco the Dragon. People will also learn how to identify some of the brighter spring stars, including the twin stars of Castor and Pollux, Arcturus, and Spica. And, Jupiter will also be rising brightly in the east!
The Spring Stargazing program is free and open to the public and star charts will be handed out to everyone to take home afterwards. Bring lawn chairs and a pair of binoculars, if you’d like.
If the skies are cloudy that night, the program will be postponed or canceled.
If that happens, the announcement will run on KIOW Radio (FM 107.3), as well as on the WCCB web site (www.winnebagoccb.com), the WCCB Facebook page, and the WCCB Twitter feed. For more information about the Spring Stargazing program, contact Naturalist Lisa Ralls at 641-565-3390 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.