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Star gaze at the Bruneau Dunes State Park Observatory

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 6:30pm

Star gaze at the Bruneau Dunes State Park Observatory

Friday & Saturday evenings March 22, 2019 through October 12, 2019

You’re invited to star gaze at the Bruneau Dunes Observatory!  See the night sky as you’ve never seen it before.  View a planet, nebula, or a galaxy through the “Obsession” 25-inch Newtonian Reflector telescope.   Observatory tours and solar viewing (through a specially adapted solar telescope) are available in the evening before the sun goes down.  Program start-times listed are approximate and dependent on sunset. Please bring insect repellent.

The 30-40 minute Observatory presentation, inside the Steele Reese Education Center, is followed by a viewing of the heavens through the Observatory’s collection of telescopes. To maintain our night vision, we only use red lights at the observatory. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Observatory Tours and Solar Viewing Begin

 

Viewing Fees

(Cash or Check, please)

·         Individual ……..………………….......$5

·         Family………………………………...$20

   (Parents with their minor children)

·         Seniors (62+) ………………….….…...$3

·         Children (5 and under) ……………Free

·         Student (on school field trip)……….$3

March, April & May                     6:30 PM

 

June & July                               7:30 PM

August, September & October     6:30 PM

 

Observatory Presentation

Please arrive early for best seats!

 

March & April                  8:30 PM  –  9:00 PM

May                                9:00 PM  –  9:30 PM

June & July                     9:30 PM  – 10:00 PM

August                            9:00 PM  –  9:30 PM

Sept & Oct                       8:30 PM  –  9:00 PM

 

Telescope Viewing

(weather permitting)

 

March & April                 9:00 PM – 11:30 PM

May                               9:30 PM – 11:30 PM

June & July                    10:00 PM – 12:30 AM

August                            9:30 pm – 11:30 PM

Sept & October               9:00 PM – 11:30 PM

 

A Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee of $5 per vehicle is required to enter the park

 

The Park reserves the right to close the observatory early due to either weather conditions

OR lack of public attendance.

                                                                                                          

Follow link for Astronomer’s forecast http://cleardarksky.com/c/BrnDnsSPObkey.html

Bruneau Dunes State Park at 27608 Sand Dunes Rd, Mountain Home, ID 83647

Contact: Park Staff @ (208) 366-7919 or bru@idpr.idaho.gov