An Evening Under The Stars

When
Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2020 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
Where
Big Lagoon State Park

12301 Gulf Beach Highway
Pensacola FL 32507

Directions

The gaze will be held at the amphitheater parking area with telescopes set up on left side of amphitheater (east side of parking area). Visitors are requested to park in the back lot to avoid driving through and lighting up the viewing area when leaving.

Fees

Program is free. Park entry fees apply: $6 per vehicle (2 to 8 people); $4 single-occupant vehicle.

Description

Spend an evening gazing at the park skies with the Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association. Clear skies permitting, the group will set up telescopes 30 minutes prior to sunset and offer binoculars to capture views of the moon, planets and other celestial objects. All participants must enter the park prior to closing time. Front gates will be locked at sunset, and visitors will not be permitted to enter the park after then. Please wear weather-appropriate clothes and bring bug spray. Note: Please contact the Ranger Station at 850-492-1595 ahead of time to find out when the front gates will be locked for the evening.

Event Essential Eligibility Criteria

Contact
emily.price@FloridaDEP.gov