Stargazing at Spooner Lake State Park in July and August

astronomy1 150x150 Stargazing at Spooner Lake State Park in July and August LAKE TAHOE, Nev. – Enjoy a laser-guided tour of starry wonders with professional stargazer, Gigi Giles.  Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a light jacket and flashlight. Young children and pets not recommended. Park entrance fees are waived for the events.

 July 13: Stargazing at Spooner Lake

Delight in a unique and educational experience as you peer through high powered telescopes and astronomical binoculars in the tranquil mountain air at elevation 7,000 feet with professional guide Gigi Giles.

               WHEN: Saturday, July 13 from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

               WHERE: Meet at Spooner Lake Park’s upper parking lot.  The park is located from the intersection of Highways 50 and 28, then drive a ½ mile north on Highway 28 to the Spooner Lake Park’s entrance.

               WHO: The event is open to the public, but is not recommended for young children.

 August 24: Stargazing at Spooner Lake

Delight in a unique and educational experience as you peer through high powered telescopes and astronomical binoculars in the tranquil mountain air at elevation 7,000 feet with professional guide Gigi Giles.

               WHEN: Saturday, August 24 from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

               WHERE: Meet at Spooner Lake Park’s upper parking lot.  The park is located from the intersection of Highways 50 and 28, then drive a ½ mile north on Highway 28 to the Spooner Lake Park’s entrance.

               WHO: The event is open to the public, but is not recommended for young children.

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.