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International Astronomy Day Observed
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All in the community are encouraged to attend a special event, Astronomy Day in the Park, set for Saturday, May 7 in the Nature Center at Oak Grove Regional Park, 4520 W. Eight Mile Road, Stockton.

This is a free event, though there is a $6 cash parking fee. The event begins at 4 p.m. Saturday and is presented by the Stockton Astronomical Society, Oak Grove Nature Center and San Joaquin County Parks.

Featured during this celebration of International Astronomy Day will be a program on “What You Can See in the Night Sky Without a Telescope” with that event set for 4:30 p.m. in the Nature Center Classroom. Put on as an ‘Astronomy 101’ presentation by members of the Stockton Astronomical Society, there will be a Question and Answer session following the program.

You can also view the sun and moon via solar telescope until 7:30 p.m. and there will be astronomy activities, crafts, games and more. After sunset, you can view the night sky through giant telescopes. Blankets or lawn chairs welcome.

For more information, call 209-953-8814 or 209-953-8800 or visit