Free ‘Star Party’ is Friday night

Island County Astronomical Society is hosting its free Star Party Friday night at Fort Nugent park.

People of all ages will be able to look through the group’s telescopes and learn about space. They will be able to view craters on the moon, constellations, galaxies, planetary nebulae and more.

“We’ll try and show everybody as much as we can of the night sky,” said Bob Scott of the astronomical society.

Members of the group will also have laser pointers to help show where in the sky to look. The event will start after dusk, just as soon as it’s dark enough.

The astronomical society schedules 11 star parties a year, but will only hold them if it isn’t cloudy. A calendar of all the star parties can be found at www.icas-wa.org/calendar