Updated: 18 February 2018
Since its formation in April 2014, the Oracle Dark Skies Committee has been attending various events around Oracle and Pinal County to talk about its work to have Oracle State Park designated as an "International Dark Sky Park". The Committee also does public outreach on the effects of Light Pollution and how everyone can help reduce the problem and save money as well. Selected past events are mentioned here.
If you would like a Committee member to talk to your company, organization, or group of local residents, please contact Mike Weasner (520-289-3402 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Live Music and Star Party, Oracle State Park, Saturday, 17 February 2018
Live music began at 4:30 PM on the upper patio under a cloudy sky with a guitar and vocal performance by local favorite, Austin Owens.
The Friends of Oracle State Park, the Oracle Dark Skies Committee, and the International Dark-Sky Association had information tables set up:
Even though a cloudy sky was expected to prevent viewing of the night sky, two telescopes were provided by the Saddlebrooke SkyGazers Club.
Sunset provided some additional color to the Park:
Some lucky people were able to view the Milky Way:
As people were leaving, a thin crescent Moon briefly appeared through the clouds:
Thanks to Friends of Oracle State Park for sponsoring the music and to the Saddlebrooke SkyGazers Club for the telescopes.
Photos by Mike Weasner, Oracle Dark Skies Committee.
Past Events - 2017
Past Events - 2016
Past Events - 2015
Past Events - 2014
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