August stargazing at Strawberry Hill

Night hike and August stars! It may not be on the website, but there IS public stargazing at Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve scheduled for this Wed, 8/20 at 9:00 PM. Meet at the nature center. Subject to the reality of the weather and potential postponement, as always. Not free, but inexpensive and for a good organization. Description: 
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Explore the science and the stories of the August night sky with Strawberry Hill Naturalist and local planetarium director Ian Clarke. Pack a flashlight for the hike to our viewing location. But once we get there it will be lights out, so our eyes can adapt to the the relative darkness of a moonless night on the Preserve. Then Ian will guide you on a tour of the stars and planets you see. This month, that will include a special star group known as the “Summer Triangle.”

Dress in layers. You may find it warm as you hike, but chilly when you’re standing still at the stargazing site. The talk will be aimed at people using only their unaided eyes, but feel free to bring binoculars if you wish. Due to the hike, however, you should leave telescopes at home.
Please preregister [totally optional] at (717) 642-5840. $5 members / $8 non-members.