Astronomy program at Hobbs State Park this Saturday

A free beginner’s astronomy program, conducted by the Sugar Creek Astronomy Society, will be held at the Hobbs State Park–Conservation Area Visitor Center at 6:45 p.m. Saturday.

Observation of the night sky using binoculars, telescopes and the naked eye will begin around 7:45 p.m., according to a news release.

“September has many great objects to see in the night sky,” said Jack McDaniel, president of the Sugar Creek group. “Venus will be bright in the eastern sky when we start our observations. With a good filter on our eyepieces, we should be able to observe that it has a crescent shape, just like our moon.”

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