Summer Star Gazing at Steptoe Butte (Aug. 2)

Have you seen the rings of Saturn lately?  How about the Ring Nebula? On Saturday, August 2, the Spokane Astronomical Society is partnering with rangers from Riverside State Park to host a stargazing night out at Steptoe Butte. The constellation counting will be up on top, but if it happens to be too windy, meet in the day use area below. The SAS will provide a chance to look at amazing sights through their powerful telescopes, and they can help you set up your own telescope. Arrive at least half an hour before sunset; bring a warm jacket, your own refreshments, a flashlight (with red tail light tape over the lens), and your Discover Pass. There is no overnight camping, so bring a thermos of coffee for a safe drive home. For more information, call Ranger John Tillison at Riverside State Park (509-336-2754). //

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