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Park Hosts New Moon Star Party

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Date: December 28, 2010
Contact: Linda Friar, Media Contact, 305-242-7714
Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7700

Park Hosts New Moon Star Party! 

On Saturday, January 8th, at 9:00 pm, Everglades National Park will host a New Moon Star Party event. The park is a perfect spot for viewing the wonders of the night sky due to its location away from the lights of the local communities. 

Weather permitting; telescopes will be available for viewing the celestial night sky and will provide an opportunity for visitors to see for themselves what is visible in the world above us. A Ranger guided program about the constellations and the night sky will be available. Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather.

The public is welcome. No advance reservations are necessary.  Since bright headlights impair night vision, we ask that all participants arrive no later than 9:00 pm. The event will be held at Mahogany Hammock, 20 miles from the Ernest Coe Visitor Center.

New Moon Star Parties will also be held on February 5th and March 12th.

For further information, please contact Kevin R. Bowles Mohr at (305) 242-7752

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Did You Know?

River of Grass

The Everglades is not the proverbial swamp many people consider it to be. It is technically a river, flowing southwest at the slow rate of about a quarter mile per day.