Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Indiana: Stargazing at Summit Lake SP, May 19

See Jupiter, Saturn and distant star clusters during a stargazing event at Summit Lake State Park, May 19. 

Astronomy enthusiasts Steve and Debbie Russel will host the event from sunset until late night at the end of Loop A in the campground. 

Telescopes and binoculars will be available. Participants should refrain from using white-light flashlights or cell phones because they affect night vision. 

Participation is free and open to everyone after paying the standard gate fee of $7 per in-state vehicle or $9 per out-of-state vehicle.

For more information call 765-766-5873 or visit

Summit Lake State Park is located at 5993 N. Messick Road, New Castle, IN 47362.

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Media contact: Lauren Veach, interpretive naturalist, Summit Lake State Park,, 765-766-5873.