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Spring Stargazing at Thorpe Park
May 3 @ 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Winnebago County Conservation Board will be holding a Spring Stargazing program on Friday, May 3rd at the entrance to Thorpe Park, five miles west of Forest City, beginning at 9:00 PM, and should last about 45-60 minutes.
You will be lead on an informal tour of the Spring nighttime sky, hearing what stars are and will see 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. You will also learn how to identify some of the brighter spring stars, including the twin stars of Castor and Pollux, Arcturus, and Spica. Interesting facts will also be heard about the various stars and constellations
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 along lawn chairs and a pair of binoculars, if you’d like. If the skies are cloudy, 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 email@example.com.