Mount Trashmore Star Party
March 22, 2013 · 7:30 pm - 11 pm
Mount Trashmore Park
310 Edwin Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia | Map
Dark until 11pm | Take your stargazing to Mount Trashmore Park! The Virginia Beach City Public Schools Planetarium along with local astronomy clubs are collaborating with Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation to host the Mount Trashmore Star Party Friday, March 22, 2013 at Mount Trashmore Park. The event begins when the sky gets dark and goes until 11:00 pm. Come and observe night sky wonders through a variety of telescopes. Learn to identify constellations in the sky as they are pointed out by planetarium coordinator Chuck Dibbs and the Back Bay Amateur Astronomers.
A tent to experience “ViewSpace" will also be set up. “ViewSpace” is an internet-fed, self-updating, permanent exhibit from the Space Telescope Science Institute, home of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Learn more about “ViewSpace” at http://hubblesource.stsci.edu/exhibits/self-update/viewspace.
Anyone wishing to set up a telescope can also do so. The goal is to share the beauty of the night sky with anyone wishing to learn about it. Event is dependent on clear skies. Also meet the Tidewater Alliance Star Wars Club –from a galaxy, far, far away, this fanforce will be at the event in full costume!