FREE Family Stargazing Night @ Coastal Ga. Botanical Gardens, Savannah, Aug. 22

Don’t miss the FREE Summer family stargazing event @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah: Gazing in the Garden.

The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in conjunction with the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association invite you to a free stargazing event starting at dusk around 8:15ishPM until 10PM.

Before the star-gazing, enjoy a 1950s sci-fi flick in the Visitors Center at 7:30PM

After the August sun sets at 8:03 pm and the sky darkens, the thin crescent moon becomes more visible and doesn’t set till just after midnight. Come to the Event Field for viewing of the waxing moon, constellations and Milky Way Galaxy through various-size telescopes that Association members (or you) bring.

Please use the renovated Canebrake Road entrance and new parking lot at the new Visitor & Education Center. Dress for the evening weather, bring a favorite cold or hot beverage, lawn chair and snack basket (alcohol is prohibited). Be aware that semi-dormant fire ants may be under your blanket or chair on your particular chosen spot on the lawn.

For more information, click here or call the office at (912) 921-5460.

Free and open to the public. This is a great family event. This event is dependent on the weather. More details here.

Here’s a list of children’s books on astronomy:

“Night Sky Atlas” by Robin Seagell
“Astronomy” by Kristen Lippincott
“Black Holes & Other Space Oddities” by Alex Barnett
“Space” by Simon Holland
“The Solar System: An A-Z Guide” by Christina Wilsdon
“Cosmic Light Shows” by Bobbie Kalman & April Fast
“Find the Constellations” by H.A. Rey
“The Stars: A New Way to See Them” by H.A. Rey

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419. Please enter the gate on US Hwy. 17. Please call 912-921-5460 for information,, On Facebook here


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