The Department of Environmental Protection and Henderson Beach State Park will host a star gazing program 5:30-10 p.m. Aug. 9.
Volunteers from the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will set up several telescopes for public viewing of star clusters, planets, and galaxies and answer questions about the night sky. Also, before sunset, telescopes will be equipped for safe viewing of the sun.
All ages are invited. The park will close at sunset. All those attending the star gaze should arrive before sunset. Call park for sunset time.
Event is weather permitting. Program included in the park admission fee. Call 837-7550. Henderson Beach State Park is on U.S. Highway 98.