Astronomy Night at Landmark ParkMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Feb 17 2014 11:29 AM
(DOTHAN) Did you know that constellations are groups of stars that have a pattern? Join Landmark Park for an evening of stargazing on February 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitors will view Jupiter, several stars and one of the 88 constellations, the Orion and its nebula, the cloud that covers this amazing group of stars. Astronomy Night is an exciting and informative program that uses telescopes and binoculars to view the night sky from the Gazebo lawn. Staff members will help point out winter constellations and visitors will even get the chance to experience a “starry” hayride and star stories by the campfire. Warm up in the Interpretive Center after stargazing and enjoy snacks and a program in the planetarium where you will get the chance to learn more about the night sky. Planetarium programs are not recommended for children under 5.
Space for the event is limited; reservations are required. Admission is $2 for members, $3 for scouts and their leaders in uniform and $5 for nonmembers and free for children 5 and under. Call 334-794-3452 to reserve your spot.
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are welcome either night. Astronomy Night meets several requirements for the Astronomy Badge.
Landmark Park is a 135-acre historical and natural science park located on U.S. Highway 431 North in Dothan, Ala. For more information, contact the park at 334-794-3452.