Detweiler ParkDauphin, PA, United States

FULL Park Rx - May the 4th Be with You! - A Stargazing Event

By Detweiler Park (other events)

Saturday, May 4 2024 8:30 PM 10:30 PM EDT

Celebrate National Star Wars Day with a night under the stars at one of your county parks! Join a Naturalist at Detweiler Park to view near peak conditions of the Eta Aquarids meteor shower. The Eta Aquarid meteor rate can reach about 30 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet Halley, which has been observed since ancient times. Enjoy the night sky, learn the myths and legends of constellations, and discover the basics of astrophotography! The evening will begin with a short 0.75 mile walk along variable terrain to the open fields of the Airstrip Loop. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. This program is part of the Park Rx series of programs sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield. Pre-registration is required.

Detweiler Park

Mailing Address

100 Fort Hunter Road Harrisburg, PA 17110