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Stargazing at Fort Pickens Area

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Date: May 14, 2013
Contact: Susan Teel, 850-934-2618
Contact: Stanley Lawhead, 850-934-2629

Gulf Islands National Seashore Announces Stargazing at Fort Pickens Area

Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown announced that stargazing programs will be held on Fridays, June 7, August 2, September 6, and October 4, 2013 from sunset to 10:00 p.m. at the Battery Worth picnic area located in the Fort Pickens Area.Weather permitting, volunteers from the Escambia Amateur Astronomers' Association will set up several telescopes for public viewing of the stars, planets and constellations.

Superintendent Brown encourages everyone to visit the Seashore to join us for our stargazing program.The program is free; however, there is an $8 entrance fee to the Fort Pickens Area.For additional information about this program or others offered at the Seashore, call the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center at (850) 934-2600 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/guis.

Did You Know?

Live oak trees are strong and durable.

In 1828, John Q. Adams designated the Naval Live Oaks Area of Gulf Islands National Seashore as the first United States tree farm. Live oak trees are known for their incredible density and resistance to disease. They provided durable wood for the construction of early naval vessels.