“Some amazing solar system and deep-sky objects are expected to be in the sky,” say park officials. “These include Uranus, Orion’s Nebula (a star nursery) and other gas clouds, Adromeda Galaxy (2.5 million light years away), double star systems, star clusters and other fascinating objects. Many of these deep-sky wonders will also be displayed on a monitor for those with difficulty viewing through a telescope.”
Astronomers from the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association will be onsite to answer questions and discuss the elements of the night sky as darkness descends.
Visitors should meet at the main trailhead parking lot should bring water, snacks, a red light (to protect everyone’s night vision), sweater or jacket.
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Photo: Courtesy of Catalina State Park Website.