In 2011, Big Lagoon State Park partnered with The Escambia Amateur Astronomer’s Association to host an engaging night of stargazing for the community. The goal is to not only introduce people to the wonder of the nighttime sky, but also to educate them about the stars, planets and constellations that they find. What’s best about these events is that the sky can be seen without all the usual distraction of city lights and noises. The event, which occurs on select weekends, is held when the moon is at three-quarters full, the perfect amount of natural light needed to get a great view. You can actually see the rings of Saturn and the nebulae and galaxies which surround our planet.
The association will guide your use of the telescopes and other equipment and help you discover the natural wonder of space. You’ll be filled with awe as you realize just how grand the universe is as you tour the dark sky.
Please contact that park for current use fees for equipment rental and event times.