Enjoy star gazing by the shore at Henderson Beach State Park Oct. 17

September 26, 2014

starsDate: Friday, October 17th, from 3 – 10 p.m.

The Department of Environmental Protection’s Henderson Beach State Park will host a star gazing program. Volunteers from the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will set up several telescopes for public viewing of star clusters, planets, and galaxies and answer questions about the night sky. Also, prior to sunset, their telescopes will be equipped for safe viewing of the sun. The safe viewing of the sun will start at 3 p.m. All ages are invited to enjoy an evening of star gazing. The park will close at sunset which is 6:14 p.m. All those attending the star gaze should arrive prior to sunset.

*Event is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions.* Bring a picnic and enjoy the evening. Fees: Program included in the park admission fee. Contact: (850) 837-7550 for more information.

Directions: Henderson Beach State Park is located in Okaloosa County, on Highway 98 just east of Destin.