Stargazing at Fort Pickens

Smithsonian-Westerlund 1’s young stars about 16,000 light years from Earth


2012 Gulf Islands National Seashore Stargazing at Fort Pickens

  • June 15
  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 14
  • October 12

Time: sunset to 10:00PM!

Volunteers from the Escambia Amateur Astronomers’ Association will set up a variety of telescopes for viewing stars, planets and constellations. You will be able to view the moon, Mars, Saturn and many of the constellations. This is a free event, but there is an $8 entry fee to Fort Pickens or $25 for an annual pass. For info., call (850) 934-2600 or go online to www.nps.gov/guis. See Events.

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