Saturday April 27 – Free Public Star Party at Pinnacle Mountain State Park – 7:50 PM to 10:30 PM

Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Star Party April 27, 2024

Schedule of Events
River View Center (aka Old Visitors Center)

Sunset: 7:52 pm
Moonrise: 11:59 pm (85% waning gibbous)                                        

6:30 to 8:30 pm  – Volunteers set up: Binoculars, Telescopes, EAA

Indoor programs while waiting for dark:
7:50 pm – Stories and Pictures from Eclipse Day – Carl & Darcy
8:10 pm – What’s Up in the Sky Tonight – Rocky
Bubbles on the parking lot while daylight
8:30 – 10:30 pm- Constellation tour (Rocky) and Telescope viewing begins when the sky gets dark enough. 
10:30 pm – Activities end.

Star Party Etiquette:
   Red or amber flashlights only should be used. These colors help preserve our dark vision and white flashlights should have a red cover over them. No flashing lights on shoes or clothes please.
   Be mindful of the volunteer’s telescopes. Please do not bring dogs on a leash into the telescope area.
   Dress for cool weather, the night is cooler than you think.
Outdoor activities will be cancelled in case of rain. 
Telescopes are like our eyes, they can’t see through clouds.

Coordinator: Bill Sanders
Central Arkansas Astronomical Society