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State Park Star Gazing Next Saturday May 11

WASHOE VALLEY, Nev. – Discover the wonders of star and planet gazing. Astronomy experts Jay Lawson and Adam Kremers will set up high powered telescopes to view the moons of Jupiter, the Milky Way galaxy and many other fascinating objects in the night sky.

WHAT:  Stargaze Program

WHEN: Saturday, May 11 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Participants will meet at the overflow boat area.Washoe Lake State Park is 18 miles south ofReno and 5 miles north ofCarson City. Travel on U.S. 395, take the East Lake Boulevard exit 44 and travel approximately 3 ½ miles on East Lake Blvd. to park entrance.]

WHO: The event is open to the public.

COST:  There is no charge for the program, but there is a $ 700 per vehicle entry fee. Nevada residents receive a $ 2.00 discount.

CONTACT: Contact park staff at 775-687-4319 or at washoelake@hdissnet for further information.

MORE: This program may be cancelled if skies are overcast. Spring evenings can be cool so a jacket is recommended.

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