NASA Langley Skywatchers to observe night sky in public event

Local astronomy buffs invite the public to take a closer look at the sky at a celestial viewing event Saturday at New Quarter Park.

The NASA Langley Skywatchers Astronomy Club members will haul their telescopes over to the York park, weather permitting, to observe the sky. Members invite the public to turn out for a viewing 7-9:30 p.m. that evening, according to a York news release.

No telescope of your own? No problem. The public will be able to use club members’ equipment to get a closer look at the night sky, the release states.

“Stargazing with the NASA Skywatchers at New Quarter Park offers a chance for people to come observe the night sky through telescopes and binoculars and see things they otherwise might not get to see, and learn some astronomy as well,” club member Paul Tartabini said in the release.

Club members hope to use the event as a way to encourage the public’s interest and understanding of the moon and its relation to NASA planetary science, the release states.

For more information, visit yorkcounty.gov/parksandrec or call 757-890-5840.

New Quarter Park celestial viewing

When: 7-9:30 p.m., March 10.

Where: 1000 Lakeshead Drive, New Quarter Park.

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