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Summer Star Festival at Paramount Ranch
July 30, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The National Park Service, in partnership with the Ventura County Astronomical Society, is bringing back the annual Summer Star Festival at Paramount Ranch on Saturday, July 30 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
“Half the park is after dark!” exclaimed Ranger Ken Low. “We’ll have telescopes directed at planets and objects in our Milky Way Galaxy.”
Attendees can observe the deep space objects with high powered telescopes, hear from experts on star formation and the death of stars, and get a constellation tour. Kids will be able to make a bracelet that reacts in ultraviolet light and make a paper planisphere. And actor Robert Picardo, who played The Doctor on Star Trek Voyager, will be in attendance with The Planetary Society.
The full schedule is:
7:30-9:30 p.m. Kids’ Activities
7:45-8:15 p.m. Astronomy 101
8:15-8:45 p.m. Constellation Tour
8:30-10:30 p.m. Telescope Viewing
9:00-9:20 p.m. The Park After Dark
10:30 p.m. Event ends