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Stargazing in Rock Creek Park

September 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Exploring the Sky is an informal program that for over sixty years has offered monthly opportunities for anyone in the Washington area to see the stars and planets through telescopes from a location within the District of Columbia.

Sessions are held in Rock Creek Park, in the field just south of the intersection of Military and Glover Roads NW, near the Nature Center. A parking lot is located immediately next to the field.

Beginners (including children) and experienced stargazers are all welcome-and it’s free!


Questions? Call the Nature Center at (202) 895-6070 or check the Internet sites: https://www.nps.gov/rocr/planyourvisit/planetarium.htm or http://www.capitalastronomers.org.

September 16 8:00 PM Vega overhead; Saturn closing on Antares
October 21 7:30 PM Summer triangle is directly overhead
November 18 7:00 PM Pleiades and winter constellations appear

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September 16, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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