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Star Party at Stratford

October 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Due to the forecast of inclement weather and  cloud cover we regret having to cancel this event this weekend. 

Please visit our website in the future to see what events are coming up here at Stratford.

The event is not being rescheduled

Nighttime fun at Stratford Hall and the sky’s the limit!

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

6:00pm – 11:00 PM on the Oval  Event status posted by noon of October 8.

Parking offered at administrative building parking lot.

Weather permitting, Stratford Hall is offering a fall late afternoon and evening sky adventure.  Come join members of the Rappahannock Astronomy Club for a twilight and nighttime star gazing opportunity on the Oval. Beginning at about 6:00 PM on the Oval in front of the Great House, the Rappahannock Astronomy Club (RAC) will offer informal discussion on the various types of telescopes and the basics of astronomy. Observations, and as darkness descends, star and planet gazing.  The RAC is a non-profit organization located in the Fredericksburg Virginia, area that promotes astronomy and related space sciences as a hobby for people of all ages. RAC will set up a number of telescopes on the Oval.

The event starts at 6:30 pm with a 30-minute astronomy and telescope introduction.

Viewing will begin about 8:00 pm.

Bathrooms will be available.

Bring your snacks and flashlights!

The public is advised to call Stratford Hall (804-493-1972) beforehand if the weather forecast is uncertain and there is a cloud cover that would impede viewing.

 

 

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Date:
October 8, 2016
Time:
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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