The Herrett Center and Magic Valley Astronomical Society will team up again for a ‘dark sky’ star party on Aug. 17. This event is held each year at one of southern Idaho’s most accessible areas where people can enjoy sky views that are not washed out by city light.
The fifth annual City of Rocks star party will start at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 with solar viewing at the Smoky Mountain Campground at Castle Rocks State Park. This park is located about one mile southwest of the town of Almo. Visitors are encouraged to camp overnight at the campground. State park fees apply. Nighttime sky viewing will begin at 9 p.m. and run until midnight. The event will be repeated the following day, Saturday, Aug. 18.
For more information about these events, please call the Herrett Center at 732-6655 or visit the website at www.csi.edu/herrett.