Solar Eclipse Tour and Star Party
Oracle State Park
Saturday, September 23, 2017 5:30 pm.
Mike Weasner of the Oracle Dark Skies Committee will share a power-point presentation in the living room of the Kannally Ranch House, beginning at 5:30pm. He will offer a slide show report on his solar eclipse experiences as part of an August Sky and Telescope Tour. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun. On August 21, 2017, a rare total solar eclipse will occur and be visible along a band crossing the United States; first seen from land in the US at Oregon's Pacific coast, and then it will progress eastward along a path through Oregon, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Tennessee and South Carolina.
A Star Party will follow the program, and from 7pm-9pm, telescope viewing and night sky interpretation will be offered, thanks to Tucson Amateur Astronomers Association. No reservation is needed for the star party; however, please call for a reservation for the 5:30pm program; free with park admission.
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Star Party and Dark Sky Special Event
Join us at Oracle State Park, an International Dark Sky Park, for a guest speaker, live music, telescope raffle and star party! This fun event will culminate with a stunning view of the night sky over the park!
September 01, 2018
Star Party at Oracle State Park
The Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association has graciously provided 10 of their high quality telescopes for this Star Party event! Astronomers will be on site to answer questions and discuss the elements of the night sky as darkness descends.