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Free Stargazing Saturday

This should be a good weekend for stargazing. Local astronomer Don Machholz will have some telescopes set up tomorrow night, and is inviting the public to come out and have a look at the heavens…

Listen to Don Machholz 1

There will be about half a dozen telescopes set up. Machholz says there’s plenty to see this time of year, including the planet Saturn…

Listen to Don Machholz 2

You can also see some of the brightest stars, including Vega. You may be able to see a nebula or two, and also, a couple of galaxies…

Listen to Don Machholz 3

The Big Bend exit is about 30 miles above Colfax on Interstate 80. Turn left, and drive about a half-mile past the U-S Forest Service Visitor’s Center. The trailhead parking lot will be on the left side…

Listen to Don Machholz 4

About 50 to 60 people usually attend the stargazing events. There is no charge. And even though the weather has been warm, Machholz advises you to bring a jacket. It gets cool at night and the elevation is about 58-hundred feet.

1 Comment

July 28, 2013


Will there be another stargazing event in August at this location?

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