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Museum Spotlight: Desert Astronomy

Saturday, October 8, 2022

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is delivering a new way to learn about the Mojave Desert. Join the museum twice a year for an all-encompassing micro-event called “Museum Spotlight,” which delves into relevant topics for the High Desert Community. On October 8, 2022 we will celebrate “Desert Astronomy.” 

Participation for any of the Museum Spotlight programs will be offered on a pay-what-you-can basis.

The museum will kick off the event with the opening of a micro exhibit featuring the work and research of local astronomer, Steve Caron, as well as a small display of astronomy-themed items from the Museum’s permanent collection. The display will open on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. Those who wish to view the display are welcome to come during the museum’s regular business hours. 

On Saturday, October 8, 2022, the museum will host a 2-lecture/demonstration series, beginning at 4:00 p.m. 

 

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4:00 p.m. Hi-Desert Nature Museum

Light Pollution and the Night Skies 

Over the past 150 years, the effects of light pollution have had a grave impact on the night skies around the world. We once lived on a planet in which the stars came alive and spoke to us after the sun dipped below the horizon. Now, even from isolated and secluded locations around the globe, the glow of artificial lights grows nearer at an ever alarming rate. Awareness and education are paramount in preserving the darkness of our night sky. Fortunately, many simple adjustments can be done to protect our beautiful starry nights from light pollution so that future generations may enjoy them.

5:00 p.m. Hi-Desert Nature Museum

TBD

7:00 p.m. Community Center Ballfield

Stargazing

  • Type: Education,Lecture,Members Event,Special Event
  • Time: October 8, 2022 - 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Venue:Hi-Desert Nature Museum
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