You’re invited to star gaze at the Bruneau Dunes Observatory!
See the night sky as you’ve never seen it before. Visitors will watch a short audio visual orientation program in the Steele-Reese Education Center, and then have the chance to survey the heavens through the “Obsession”, the observatory's 25-inch Newtonian Reflector telescope. Visitors might see a planet, nebula, the moon, or a galaxy!
Most nights, following the orienation program, visitors will also have an opportunity to join and guided night walk and use UV lights to hunt for the glow-in-the-dark scorpions that inhabit the park.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. These events are always weather permitting. The Park reserves the right to close the observatory early due to either weather conditions OR lack of public attendance. There is a viewing fee of $3 a person (children 5 and under are free).
Follow this link for Astronomer’s forecast http://cleardarksky.com/c/BrnDnsSPObkey.html.
For more information, please contact the park at 208-366-7919.
The Boise Astronomical Society is also hosting their annual star party at the Bruneau Dunes this weekend.