Stargaze at Washoe Lake State Park on Saturday, August 10

astronomy3 150x150 Stargaze at Washoe Lake State Park on Saturday, August 10WASHOE VALLEY, Nev. – Discover the wonders of star and planet gazing. Astronomy experts Jay Lawson and Adam Kremers will set up their high powered telescopes to view the moons of Jupiter, the Milky Way galaxy and many other fascinating objects in the night sky.

WHAT:  Stargaze

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

WHERE: Participants will meet at the overflow boat parking area which is next to the group reservation area.WashoeLakeState Park is 18 miles south ofReno and five miles north ofCarson City. Travel on U.S. 395, take the Eastlake Boulevard (Exit 44) and park entrance is on the left.

WHO:  The event is open to the public.

COST:  There is no charge for the program, but there is a $ 7.00 per vehicle entry fee. Nevada residents receive a $ 2.00 discount.             

CONTACT: Contact Washoe Lake State Park staff at 775-687-4319 or via email at washoelake@hdiss.net for further information.

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