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Astronomy In The Park Programs Scheduled
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A half dozen programs under the ‘Astronomy in the Park’ umbrella are being offered from January through June.

Presented by The Stockton Astronomical Society, Oak Grove Docent Council and San Joaquin County Parks, the events are scheduled at Oak Grove Regional Park, I-5 at Eight Mile Road, Stockton. There is a $6 cash parking fee, programs are staged weather permitting. There is no additional charge to attend the Astronomy Nights other than the parking cost.

View planets through giant telescopes after sunset.

Saturday, Jan. 28 kicks off the series at 5:20 p.m., viewing The Pleiades and The Hyades.

Additional programs through the first half of the year are to include:

Saturday, Feb. 25, 5:55 p.m. – Orion Nebula, Perseus Double Cluster.

Saturday, March 25, 7:20 p.m. – The Pleiades, Perseus Double Cluster.

Saturday, April 29, 8 p.m. – M81 and M82 (Bodes Galaxies).

Saturday, May 27, 8:20 p.m. – Mars, Venus, Whale Galaxy.

Saturday, June 24, 8:30 p.m. – Star Cluster, Whirlpool Galaxy.

For more information about the programs, call 209-953-8800.