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Local astronomers group to hold star party this weekend

April 15, 2013

TriState Astronomers will have telescopes set up near the visitors center at Antietam National Battlefield Friday and Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. for the public to observe the wonders of the spring night sky.

 Attendees can visit any time throughout the evening to look through the telescopes. Laser guided sky tours will be available. A free children’s zone will be set up where children can have hands-on use of several child-friendly telescopes.

The event is free. The event will be canceled in the event of cloudy skies.

The battlefield is off Sharpsburg Pike.

For more information, call 301-988-9828 or send an email to outreach@tristateastronomers.org.

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