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State Park Briefs

Nov 14, 2014

Winter stargazing Nov. 21 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Cape Henlopen State Park welcomes all to enjoy views of the night sky at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21. Be sure to dress warmly. This program meets at the Seaside Nature Center and costs $2 per person. It is intended for ages 7 and older with a paying adult. Space is limited, so call 302-645-6852 for information or to register.

The Seaside Nature Center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, and the Borrow-A-Bike program is available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the nature center is open, weather permitting.

More information about programs offered at Cape Henlopen and all Delaware State Parks can be found at destateparks.com.

Indian River Life-Saving Station hosts stargazing programs

The staff of the Indian River Life-Saving Station holds beginners’ stargazing programs to help people learn about the constellations and how to read a star map, and hear ancient legends inspired by the night sky.

As unpredictable weather has made scheduling difficult, staff will be monitoring  weather forecasts to pinpoint optimal dates.  Alerts will be sent out two days in advance to participants. Send an email to IRLSS@state.de.us to get on the stargazing newsletter and alert list.

The program will take place on the beach, so participants are invited to bring their own pillow and blanket, as this park program is best enjoyed while lying down. Participants are asked to leave flashlights at home to allow eyes to adjust to the dark.

This program is appropriate for all ages and costs $6 per person. Preregistration is required. For registration and more information, call 302-227-6991 or visit destateparks.com.

 

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