Stargazing in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

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By Pam Emery
Special to the Express

Enjoy a stargazing tour of the night sky in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area with astronomers from the Davis Astronomy Club on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

This captivating night time tour includes a short talk and viewings of constellations, star clusters, galaxies, and some unusually colored stars! View the first-quarter moon with its stark craters, setting planet Venus, and rising planet Saturn with its beautiful rings. As the sun sets, the group will enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

The Davis Astronomy Club is comprised of local amateur astronomers who love to share their passion for astronomy. They bring astronomy events and information to the public through lectures and stargazing parties at Explorit Science Center in Davis and outreach events in Yolo County and surrounding areas. For more information about the Davis Astronomy Club, visit www.explorit.org/astronomy-club.

For more information and to register for this special event that benefits the Yolo Basin Foundation, visit https://www.yolobasin.org/explorer/

Registration will close on Aug. 3.

Explorer Series
The Explorer Series is a series of science-based field trips and workshops for adults who want to deepen their understanding and appreciation of the world around them. Our guest hosts include experienced naturalists, professionals and leaders in their field who enjoy sharing their talents and knowledge with others. The Explorer Series is a series of fundraising events for the Yolo Basin Foundation, which helps to support environmental education programs for all ages.

About Yolo Basin Foundation: Yolo Basin Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding public appreciation and stewardship of wetlands and wildlife in the Yolo Basin through education and innovative partnerships. Learn more about their environmental education programs for all ages at yolobasin.org.

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