March 19, 2008

Star Gazing

When I was younger I used to love lying out on the lawn in our backyard and gazing at the stars. Today, it's rare for me to be able to gaze out at the stars unless we're camping during the summer months, simply because we're in a small town full of bright street lights. Gazing out under the stars with a bunch of street lights shining in my face, is just not the same.

Dark Sky Festival in Osceola County, Florida, is committed to bringing the night stars into view without the added artificial light pollution. Star lovers will be able to enjoy a night of viewing the stars through various telescopes while listening to music and sampling food. There will also be several specialty booths where visitors can meet scientists and astronomers. Also joining in the fun will be a speaker talking about Myths in the Night, speakers talking about light pollution and a music by Motown recording artists, Rare Earth.

It all happens in Harmony's Town Square, Saturday, April 5, 2008 from 7pm -11pm. The festival is free and open to anyone who wishes to learn more about our night sky and light pollution. Need more information? Give the Harmony Institute a call at: 407-891-8358.