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Admission: Free with park pass
Times: Sunset - Midnight
August 12, 2017

Location: Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Brandy Creek Beach parking lot B, Whiskeytown, CA

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, in partnership with the Shasta Astronomy Club, will be holding a special star party to view the Perseid Meteor Shower on Saturday evening, August 12, 2017. Knowledgeable and passionate amateur astronomers will assist in meteorite viewing and provide telescopes to view the moon, planets, and other astronomical wonders during what is often considered the most brilliant meteor shower of the year. Family-friendly activities will include ranger-led solar system walks, a Super Space Scavenger Hunt, and opportunities to earn a Junior Ranger Night Explorer patch! The event will commence shortly after sunset at Brandy Creek Beach parking lot B, and will remain open until midnight. Visitors are encouraged to bring lounge chairs, beach towels, flashlights (red lights/lens covers are best for preserving your night vision), food, non-alcoholic drinks and extra clothing for the nighttime star party.

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