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Family Campout Night
August 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm EDT
In celebration of our 90th Anniversary, we’re hosting a unique overnight program Bernheim’s Earth Measure, filled with star-gazing, s’more-making over a bonfire, and other nocturnal activities. Volunteer Naturalists will share stories of the constellations and lead night hikes, as the Louisville Astronomy Society provides telescopes for viewing the moon, planets, and stars. Small tents can be set-up, and chairs or blankets are recommended for viewing the cosmos. Participants are expected to clean up and leave no trace. Food, beverages, and acoustic instruments are welcome, but alcohol, fires, generators, and pets are strictly prohibited.
FAMILY CAMPOUT NIGHT SCHEDULE
7: Check-in opens
9: Bonfire lighting
9:30: Guided night hike begins (optional)
9:46: Nautical twilight begins
10:15: Laser guided star tours and telescope viewing begin
10:23: Astronomical twilight begins
Midnight: Quiet time begins
Morning hours: Constellation risings and sky watch continue
- 12: Aries / Uranus
- 1: Pleiades
- 2: Taurus
- 2:30: Moonset
- 3:30: Orion
- 4:30: Gemini
- 5:45: Mercury
Bernheim members $20; non-members $30; children $10 (12 and under)
Registration and program fee due by 4 p.m. the day prior to the start of the program. Call (502) 955-8512 or click on the button below to register.
Campout night will be 7 p.m. on August 10 – 7 a.m. August 11.