Know the Night


“Stargazing in Paradise,” an astronomy outing, will be offered free to the public Friday, April 24, in the King Range National Conservation Area on California’s Lost Coast.
Ryan Campbell, a physics and astronomy lecturer at Humboldt State University, will tell stories, discuss astronomy basics and explain the big bang theory.

Participants should meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Bureau of Land Management King Range Office, 768 Shelter Cove Rd. in Whitethorn, for a carpool to the event site.  They should bring folding chairs or blankets,telescopes and a flashlight.  Organizers will also have telescopes to share.

There will be opportunities to view the setting sun at 6:45 and the setting half-moon at 10 p.m. before the skies become darkest for best star gazing.

An indoor presentation will be held at the Lost Coast Education Center at the BLM’s King Range NCA Office in Whitethorn if fog or rain prevents star gazing.

The event is part of a series of free outings offered by the BLM and the Lost Coast Interpretive Association.  The association will be selling juice, coffee, tea and desserts to benefit its educational programs.

More information is available by contacting the King Range office, (707) 986-5400.


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