Monday, July 11, 2016

Summer Series At Wallops

Astronomy & Night Sky Summer Series

Save the Dates: July 14July 21, and August 12

The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center and its 
partner the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation, will 
kick-off the Astronomy and Night Sky Summer Series at 
Assateague Island, Virginia starting Thursday, July 14.

Each event will begin with an Astronomy 101 
presentation at the Chincoteague National Wildlife 
Refuge Herbert H. Bateman Education Center Auditorium
 at 7:30 p.m. followed by night sky observations through 
telescopes and binoculars located at the north end of 
beach parking lot #1.

Discover the night sky through observations of Saturn, 
Jupiter, Mars, Earth’s Moon, clusters and galaxies. The 
series will continue on Thursday, July 21 and Friday,
 August 12. The Perseid meteor shower will be the focus 
of the event on August 12 when it is at its peak.

This series is a collaboration between Assateague Island
 National Seashore, Chincoteague National Wildlife
 Refuge, Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation, and the
 NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center.

The event is free and open to the public. The Astronomy 
101 presentation will occur regardless of weather,
 however, the telescope viewing is subject to 
cancellation due to inclement weather. Park entrance 
fees apply.

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