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SkyWatch and SunDays
Join Back Bay Amateur Astronomers as they bring their scopes and expertise to bear on the sun and our galaxy. You're invited to join the club at their monthly SkyWatch at Northwest River Park's Equestrian Area to learn more about the night sky, and SunDays at Elizabeth River Park to learn more about the sun. Club members will be on hand to show you the sun (SunDays**), planets, stars, galaxies and more (SkyWatch**) depending on the time of year. For those who would like some help with new telescopes, club members hold an afternoon "Telescope 101" pre-SkyWatch event beginning about 90 minutes before sunset (please contact the club to set up). Please do not shine flashlights or headlights in the Equestrian area. Red flashlights are fine as they don't damage our night vision. **Weather permitting but please call Outdoor Programs at 757-382-1359 to verify.**
SkyWatch at Northwest River Park
2020 Dates: Sunset to 11:00 p.m.
October 10 (cancelled)
2021 Dates: Sunset to 11:00 p.m. - see flyer
2021 Dates: Sunset to midnight - see flyer
2020 Dates: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2021 Dates: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - see Flyer
Cost: FREE and open to the public. For all groups of ten (10) or more people, reservations are strongly encouraged.
Information: Contact Outdoor Programs, 757-382-1359