Crispy night skies, bright stars, galaxies and constellations. Here at 7,000 ft., the dark Sierra night offers the casual to expert stargazer a host of opportunities to appreciate, identify and wonder about what’s out there. Join astronomers Adrienne Cool and Ron Marzke for this evening of learning and stargazing. Wrap up in a cozy jacket, then check out the celestial show using our telescopes and binoculars (or bring your own). Look for Jupiter’s moons, the great Hercules star cluster, and far-flung galaxies in the sparkling clear night sky. No experience required; kids of all ages welcome.
Date: May 4, 8 p.m. slideshow, 9 p.m. star viewing
Cost: $10 person donation suggested (includes cookies and hot cocoa) Donations matched by Sorensen’s to benefit Alpine County school science programs.