This time of the year is amazing for looking to the skies at night. Especially if you are far away from the light pollution of town. When you head to the Pomerelle Star Party you'll see more stars than possible if you stay in town.

There are more than just stars to be seen this time. Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars are all visible by eye and even more amazing through a telescope!

The 10th Annual Pomerelle Star Party is Saturday July 2nd. Events during the day will include water rockets and solar viewing from 3:30 to 5pm and the night sky orientation talk will begin at 8:30. Night time telescope viewing will be from 9:45 to midnight.

Food concessions will also be open at the Pomerelle lodge.

More upcoming CSI Herrett Center events

- Planetarium summer schedule offers 10 different shows and 26 show times per week.
- Summer solar sessions every Wednesday, 1:30 to 3:30
- Tenth annual Pomerelle Star Party is Saturday, July 2nd
- New planetarium shows: “Asteroid: Mission Extreme” and “Cell, Cell, Cell” debut July 5th
- Monthly free star party Saturday, July 9th, 9:30 to midnight (Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn are prime targets)
- Primitive skills class: “Atlatls (“Spear Chuckin’ 101”) July 25th – 29th
- Summer workshops for kids are filling up fast. Upcoming: Nature Walk (July 13th), Textile Printing (July 27th), Tiny Telescopes (August 3rd)