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Fall  Equinox Observation  

 Hanging Rock Conservation Area—Redfield

Friday, September  22

6:30 a.m. to sunrise

Join us, at 6:30 a.m., to observe the Equinox sunrise  on the astronomical clock at Hanging Rock.  Learn about the clock, its history and pause to consider the celestial waltz of the seasons as we celebrate this wild day.

Astronomy Program

Deep Sky Objects Telescopic Viewing

Event– Astronomy Program - Deep Sky Objects– Telescopic Viewing
Location– Kuehn Conservation Area
Date– Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Time– 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Contact Person– Chris Adkins

Join Dallas County Conservation and the Des Moines Astronomical Society, DMAS, on Tuesday, June 30th, at Kuehn Conservation Area, from 8 to 10 pm., for a night of star gazing. Usually, our astronomical programs are limited to naked eye observations, but this program offers a whole new look at the sky. DMAS will bring their telescopes to this viewing to allow participants to gaze at the wonders of distant galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and more.

The program will begin with a short introductory presentation on Deep Sky Objects and will then move outside for the telescopic viewing.

Registration is required for this FREE program.
Please call our office at 465-3577, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., to reserve your spot.
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