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Junior Astronomers Solar System Stomp

Categorized as: Kids & Family, Sports & Recreation
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Take a trail voyage through the picturesque forest to hear about some of our solar system neighbors. Keep your eye to the sky as five planets will be visible during the night. The destination of your hike will be the historic William Baehr Observatory, open for a special night of celestial viewing.

Program Details

For families with kids ages 5 years and older.

You will start the hike at the Star View trailhead at Pine Valley Ranch Park. Park in the upper most parking lot and you will see the trailhead to the north of the upper parking lot.

There is a 1/2 mile moderate to strenuous unpaved trail up to the observatory. Along this trail, you will stop at stations to meet the eight planets. Please note You must be able to walk this distance on your own. The observatory is not ADA accessible. This program is not recommended for those with mobility issues due to the nature of the hike.

Additional night sky viewing through telescopes and the Baehr Observatory will be available at the top.

This is a late night outdoor program. Dress warmly and in layers, cold weather clothing is a must. It will be cold and the observatory is not heated. Wear sturdy hiking boots/walking shoes.

Please bring a flashlight and/or redlight headlamp to light your way. Water bottles are always recommended.

There are no restrooms available at the observatory. Restrooms are located at the lower parking lot (a little over a mile

hike from the observatory).

No dogs please.

Additional Information

Registration for this program is available one month before the date of the program. If you are registering during this time, but space is no longer available, please call Lookout Mountain Nature Center at 720-497-7600 to be placed on a waiting list.

Already registered and need to cancel? Have questions about the program? Please give us a call at 720-497-7600 or e-mail to let us know! Please include the program title.

Office hours are 9am-4pm Tuesday-Sunday, inquiries made after 4pm may not be answered until the following day. LMNC is closed on Mondays.

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