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Summer Star Party: Saturday, June 19th

6/6/2010
    The 2010 annual Star Party is a FREE, fun, family event for all ages. Presented by Bogus Basin and the Boise Astronomical Society.
    As the sun sets and skies darken, guests are invited to walk the perimeter of the nordic parking lot  and view nebulas, galaxies, constellations, stars, the moon, the setting sun and more through scopes and refractors set up by the Boise Astronomical Society volunteers.  This is a chance to ask questions, learn about the night sky, enjoy the alpine environment up and away from the valley light pollution.  When the skies darken, (about 10:30pm) there will be a constellation tour guided by BAS volunteers.  During this tour participants learn the stories behind the various zodiac signs, constellations and more.
    The Stargazing and nature hike are free activities.  Dinner, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.  A donation per carload is appreciated; volunteers will help with parking and can accept donations.  Please dim your headlights when entering or exiting the parking area.  A jacket, blankets and a flashlight (covered with red cellophane) are suggested.

Note: This event is scheduled for June 19th weather pending. Check the Bogus Basin website or call 332-5190 for updates 24 hours prior to the event.

- Frontier Point Lodge and parking lot at Bogus Basin
- Saturday, June 19th / 7:00pm-Midnight  
- Nature Hike w/ Forest Service Rangers  
- Participants are welcome to bring picnic dinners or tailgate

Directions: Follow Bogus Basin Road 16.5-miles to the ski area entrance, stay to the left and go through the main parking lot past the tubing hill into the overflow parking lot. Frontier Point is located just west of the Pioneer Road turnoff.
 

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