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Star Party at Jackson Flat Reservoir – Feb. 23, 2020

GLORIOUS WINTER STARS ON SPECTACULAR DISPLAY (Delayed one day due to inclement weather)

Stellar Vista Observatory launches the first monthly public star party of its 2020 series on
Saturday, February 22 at the Jackson Flat Reservoir Boat Launch parking lot, beginning at 7:00
PM. All adults and children are invited to attend free of charge and be inspired! Dress warmly,
and visit Stellar Vista Observatory’s Facebook page for updates.

Interesting objects in the winter sky delight the eyes and imagination, informing casual
observers of our deep relationships to Earth and Sky. The brilliant planet Venus and the “Winter
Ellipse” will be our guide to identify individual stars as well as rich clusters of stars and the
winter Milky Way, informing us about the galaxy we reside in, then outward toward
the emergence of space, time, energy and matter!

Begin your guided tour of the night sky just with your eyes alone, then enhance your view with
astronomical telescopes to become more familiar with Orion, the most spectacular of all
constellations, Orion Nebula, a place where new hot stars continue to form, Sirius, the brightest
star in the night sky, the Pleiades, the most famous star cluster of all, and other brilliant night
sky objects. This is a star party you should not want to miss. Hope for nice clear skies, but a
treat will await you even if the weather does not fully cooperate!

Stellar Vista Observatory (SVO), a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Kanab, provides
observational experiences for people to enjoy, appreciate and comprehend what we can see in
southern Utah’s exceptional starry night skies. SVO’s team of passionate residents intends to
construct and operate an educational astronomical observatory in Kanab, Utah, for public
enjoyment. To learn more or to offer your talent and support to this exciting endeavor, visit
www.stellarvistaobservatory.org.

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