Sharp Top Mountain at Night From Peaks of Otter Lodge
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Let's Talk About Space at Peaks

Join Greg Redfern, an adjunct professor/instructor of astronomy since 1984 and a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador since 2003, for engaging presentations about outer space! 

  • "The Peaks Under the Stars" - If the sky is clear after the presentation, guests will move outdoors to the lawn area at the edge of Abbott Lake to see the night sky in all its glory while listening to sky lore and fascinating sky facts! A jacket is recommended and a flashlight is helpful.
Price per person: Free
Hours: Program start time varies based on sunset.
Duration: 1.5 Hours

11/11/17, 8:00 PM
So, You Want To Be An Astrophotographer?

Learn the basics of how to photograph the night sky.

12/9/17, 8:00 PM
The Sky IS Falling - Space Rocks and You

Learn about Space Rocks - meteorites from the asteroid belt, the Moon and Mars. Real space rocks will be available to see AND touch!

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