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Star-gazing in central Arkansas
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Star-gazing in central Arkansas

Do you have an interest in star-gazing?  This star-gazing has nothing to do with the "Britanny Spears" kind, however, and is hosted by the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society (http://www.caasastro.org/).  Saturday, July 23, 2011, between 9-11 p.m.,  join amateur astronomers at the Pinnacle Mountain vistor's center for an evening of the stars and other celestial phenomena.

Park public relations say, "As twilight settles in, the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society will provide telescopes for viewing objects in the night sky.  If cloudy skies prevent observation, an indoor program on astronomy will be presented at 9:00 p.m."

The love of the night sky does not stop with the Saturday evening Star Party as the fun carries over into Sunday, July 24 from 9-11 p.m. with a Star-gazing Cruise hosted by Pinnacle Mountain park interpretors.  

Park interpretors explain, "View the stars while we cruise aboard our tour boat on Lake Maumelle near Pinnacle Mountain.  A park interpretor will serve as your pilot and guide  to learn about stars, constellations and satellites in the sky!"

Advanced payment for the Star-gazing Cruise is required and admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12.

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