Update to a story we ran last week - a brand new meteor shower is expected the night of the star party - May 23.
news/nation-now/2014/05/15/ meteor-shower-meteor-storm- camelopardalid/9128245/
Also, a link to today's Standard Examiner article about the star party and Weber State's support of North Fork Park's accreditation as an International Dark-Sky Park.
- Ogden Astronomical Society has the expertise and equipment to make this family-friendly event fun and informative - same magnificent telescopes as last year when a warm night and clear skies prompted many to stay until midnight . . .
- Enter North/Cutler Flats gate before 10pm; follow signs to Cutler Flats; park at View Bowery (before Cutler Flats). Directional signs will be posted.- Bring a warm jacket, red kerchief to shield flashlights, and smart phone apps. Restrooms available.- Weber State University students will be taking dark sky measurements throughout the park that evening; interested students can tag along and see how a Sky Quality Meter (SQM) works.- Sponsored by Weber County Parks & Recreation, Ogden Valley Chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association (Ogden Valley Starry Nights) and the Ogden Astronomical Society.
North Fork Park is in the process of accreditation as a prestigious International Dark-Sky Park - come see why our park, so close to the bright Wasatch Front, is achieving such terrific sky quality measurements.