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Activities at Newport State Park
August 12, 2016
1pm. “Our Night Sky” Lecture Series. Lecture Six: Meteor Showers, Comets, Eclipses, and More. In preparation for the Perseid Meteor Shower, this is the sixth in a series of weekly lectures. DVD presentation is part of “The Great Courses” series. There is a total of 12 weekly sessions, which will include a 30 minute lecture as well as discussions of the topic and of preserving our dark skies. Meet at the Nature Center. 3pm. Monarch Watch. There are many larvae (caterpillars) in the monarch nursery. If any of the monarchs are ready to go, you can help release them. Meet at the Nature Center. 8:30pm. Universe in the Park and Perseid Meteor Shower. Join guest astronomers from UW-Madison for a presentation and a chance to view the night skies through a high powered telescope. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket, flash lights or headlamps with a red lens (protects night vision). Meet at Lot 3.