New Moon Star Gazing Event
Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Event Contact Kevin Bowles Mohr, 305-242-7753
Contact: Media Contact Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
On Saturday, March 24, 2012, at 10:00 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.
A Ranger guided program about the constellations and the night sky will be presented. Telescopes might 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. Come early to adjust to the darkness. Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather.
The public is welcome. No fee or 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.
Did You Know?
Mermaid sightings have been reported by sailors throughout history who often blamed the part-woman, part-fish beings for leading them astray. But folklore experts believe that what those sailors were seeing were not mermaids, but rather air-breathing manatees, or their dugong relatives.