National Park Service Hosts Winter Sky Star Party January 19
Contact: Kate Kuykendall, 805-370-2343
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - The National Park Service will co-host a Winter Sky Star Party from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 19 at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills.
"Star parties are an opportunity to connect with our beautiful night sky," said Robert Cromwell, park ranger for the National Park Service. "It just adds to the experience to have so many experts helping us interpret what we're seeing and making it understandable for all ages."
The free event will begin with the Santa Monica Mountains Ranger Band playing astronomy-themed rock music, followed by a series of family-friendly lectures and constellation tours by Cal Lutheran University Professor Mike Shaw, as well as astronomers from the National Park Service, Ventura County Astronomical Society and Griffith Observatory.
Attendees can expect to view a partial moon, Jupiter and its moons, the Orion Nebula and more.
Astronomy enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their own telescopes, if available, as well as flashlights and warm clothing.
Paramount Ranch is located at 2903 Cornell Road in Agoura Hills. In the event of rain, the program will be canceled. For further information, call 805-370-2301.
About Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area:
Did You Know?
Comprising 153,075 acres, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is the world's largest urban national park. It has more area codes (5) and zip codes (26), including the notable 90210 zip code of Beverly Hills, than any other unit in the National Park System.