Star gazing by the shore at Henderson Beach State Park May 25

May 1, 2012

Photo couresy Zubenel (TWAN)

View through a telescope and learn about the stars in the sky

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.  They will also answer questions about the night sky.  All ages are invited to enjoy an evening of star gazing.  The park will close at sunset.  All those attending the star gaze should arrive prior to sunset.  Call park for sunset time.  * Event Weather Permitting*

Fees:  Program included in the park admission fee.

Contact: (850) 837-7550

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