Families and individuals of all ages are invited to the Paradise area of Mount Rainier National Park for a special program on Saturday August 10. The event coincides with the Perseid meteor shower which will peak during the second week of August. The program starts at 8:00 PM in the lobby of the Paradise Inn with a short presentation about the National Park Service “Natural Lightscapes” program.
The National Park Service has come to embrace night skies as one of the many scenic vistas the agency stewards. At 8:45 PM there will be outdoor star and meteor gazing next to the Paradise Visitor Center with Tacoma Astronomy Society volunteers and their telescopes. Volunteers will also assist visitors to make astronomical devices called star finders. If weather makes star gazing difficult, the party will move inside the Paradise Inn lobby for star finder making and a question and answer session with the astronomers.
If you have questions please contact Park Ranger Curt Jacquot at (360) 569-6577.