Ivy Creek Natural Area and Charlottesville Astronomical Society Host Star Party

By: Ruth Morton Email
By: Ruth Morton Email

September 6, 2013

People had a free chance to check out the September skies Friday night in Albemarle County.

More than 50 stargazers of all ages gathered at the Ivy Creek Natural Area for a star party.

The Charlottesville Astronomical Society sets up their telescopes for people to peer through four times a year, weather permitting.

On Friday night, people were able to look at Venus and Saturn, including Saturn's rings and at least one of its moons.

"One of the things I hope is that from their experience of the outdoors is that something in their life, maybe it's only a tiny thing, changes a little bit. So that the next time theyre outdoors they notice somehting they didn't notice before. And from this program they might notice the moon or a star that they hadn't seen before," said Bruce Gatling-Austin, Education Coordinator for the Ivy Creek Foundation.

The next star party should be in December. if you'd like to come to one, or one of the many free, public events that the Ivy Creek Foundation hosts, visit their website for a list of events.

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 222776081 - newsplex.com/a?a=222776081