Celebrate the winter solstice at public starwatch

Posted by on December 16, 2012 in Healthy/Happy | Comments Off

The York County Astronomical Society will offer a free public observing starwatch in celebration of the winter solstice, 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at the John C. Rudy County Park observatory.

Expand your mind by taking in the expanse of the universe. Come and view the December skies with us through one of our telescopes and let our experienced members guide you on a tour of celestial wonders, including stars, planets, nebulae, and the moon. You are also invited to bring your own telescope and share your experiences with other amateur astronomers. Star Charts are available to help your exploration of the nighttime sky. This event will only be held if it is clear or partly cloudy out.

For all observing activities at John Rudy Park, if the weather is questionable, please check our voice message at (717) 578-9109 for notice of any late cancellation. If it is clear or mostly clear, the activity will occur as scheduled. If it is completely cloudy, raining or snowing, the activity will be cancelled.

For directions or more information, visit www.ycas.org (the observatory is inside the park, not at the park administrative headquarters).