Desert Starlight Astronomy Event at Living Desert State Park
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park is presenting the 13th annual Desert Starlight event on Saturday, October 22. The event begins at 4:00 p.m. with solar viewing, looking safely at the sun through a telescope with special filters in front of the Visitor Center.
At 6:00 p.m., a PowerPoint program about the possibility of finding life elsewhere in the universe will be shown in the Visitor Center Conference Room. Large telescopes will be set up until 10:30 p.m. to look at wonders of the night sky, including the planets Saturn and Mars, star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae. Learn about the fall constellations with a laser light tour of the night sky at 8:00 p.m.
There are no fees for any of these special programs. Parking will be available on the left side of the parking lot as you enter the gate. Only red-lens flashlights are acceptable when you approach the scopes.