Updated: 19 Januarty 2020
This page highlights upcoming Dark Sky Events in Oracle.
Oracle State Park Star Party, Saturday, March 14, 2020, 7-9pm
Imagine what you can see with the several big telescopes at Oracle State Park! Some amazing solar system and deep-sky objects are expected to be in the sky. These include Planets, the Orion Nebula (a star nursery) and other gas clouds, Andromeda Galaxy (2.5 million light years away), double star systems, star clusters, and other fascinating objects.
Take a pre-sunset walk along the Nature Trail Loop and enjoy live music featuring various artists along the trail. Experience the beautiful melodies of guitar, mandolin, cello, drums, harmonica, banjo, and flute. Listen as the sound interacts with the high desert, and then feel it touch your soul.
By 6:30 p.m. as the sun sets, visitors can relax on the Kannally Ranch House patio to watch the stars and planets appear. The Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association and Saddlebrooke SkyGazers Club will provide telescopes and interpret night sky objects. Musicians will be encouraged to come together after performing on trail to play on the patio. Bring your own snacks and beverages! No reservation is necessary; the event is free with park admission of $7 per vehicle. Thanks to Friends of Oracle State Park for music sponsorship.
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