Thursday, April 16, 2009

Experience the Dark Sky Festival at Harmony, Florida

Have you ever heard of the Dark Sky Festival ? The Dark Sky Festival is a family friendly festival held annually at Harmony, Florida. How would you like to be part of the 6th Annual Dark Sky Festival and join the fight light pollution? The purpose of this festival is to expose and share to the general public the marvels of astronomy and the importance of protecting dark skies. You will enjoy stargazing, unique exhibits, informative speakers, astronomers, scientists, a Cosmic Kids Zone, food and enjoy the performance of John Serrie. Derek Demeter the Director of SCC's Planetarium will be discussing the basics of astronomy while hosting StarTalk LIVE! George Fleenor, a representative of the Florida section of the International Dark Sky Association, will discuss practical ways to control wasted lighting at home. Robert Vogel, of the Central Florida Astronomical Society, will explain how to select a telescope or binoculars and how to get started in astronomy as a hobby. And last but not least, Dr. Terry Oswalt, a professor of space science and astronomy at the Florida Institute of Technology, will orient the audience to the sky by pointing out the planets, stars and constellations overhead. So if you missed the festival last year, this is your chance to be part of the 6th Annual Dark Sky Festival at Harmony. This event is scheduled on April 25th (Saturday) from 6pm to 11pm. You don't need to worry about admission and parking because it is absolutely free. So what are you waiting for? You should visit today for more details. If you happen to live in Florida, here's the complete address for the Harmony Town Square, 3500 Harmony Square Drive West, Harmony, FL 34773.

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