Stargazing at South Fork State Recreation Area on Saturday, July 27

SouthForSRA 150x150 Stargazing at South Fork State Recreation Area on Saturday, July 27SPRING CREEK, Nev. – Observe and learn to identify various star constellations (Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Polaris, Cepheus, and Scorpius) in the sky and them at the reservoir.

WHAT: Astronomy-Stargazing

WHEN: Saturday, July 27 at 9 p.m. until people leave

WHERE: South Fork is located in Spring Creek, NV; travel 7 miles South on Elko on SR 227, turn right on SR 288 (5.5 miles) and turn right on Lower South Fork Road (travel 3.5 miles) and enter main entrance at park. Go straight until you see boat ramp sign and turn left. Go to the end of road at boat ramp parking lot (next to restroom).

WHO: Mr. Gerry Pennington from Great Basin College will lead this event. The event is open to the public.

COST:  The cost of the event is free.

CONTACT:  Robert Misiti, 775-744-4346,

MORE: Bring a jacket, flashlight and something to drink. Telescopes will be available for use.

The Nevada Division of State Parks plans, develops and maintains a system of parks and recreation areas for the use and enjoyment of more than 3.3 million visitors a year. The division was established in 1963 by the Nevada Legislature to form a new state park agency within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The division manages and maintains 23 parks, historic sites and recreation areas in Nevada.