Thursday, May 8, 2008

Free Event of the Day for May 9, 2008

This Friday should be, weather permitting, a fun one for those who like to watch the night skies.

The Salt Lake Astronomical Society is hosting two separate Star Parties at two Harmon's Grocery Store locations. The first is the Harmon's at the Brickyard Plaza and the other is the Harmon's in South Jordan.

If you have never been to a star party, you're missing something special. My daughter and I just happened upon one once at the Harmon's in Taylorsville as we were picking up some milk for my wife. We decided to go over and check it out.

Members of the Salt Lake Astronomical Society had brought their telescopes (some rather large ones), set them up in the parking lot, and allowed anyone who wanted, a peek at the moon, stars and planets that could be seen that evening. Harmon's even had provided some treats. Patrick Wiggins, member of the society and NASA Ambassador to the Solar System, was also there answering any questions we might have had.

That evening, I got a real close up look at the mountains on the moon and saw Jupiter and several of its moons. Way cool! If you get the chance, drop on by and take a look. You'll be amazed by what you can see. The Star Parties run from dusk, weather permitting, until everyone is ready to go home.

Event: Star Parties
Locations: Harmon's in the Brickyard Plaza, 3200 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT and Harmon's in South Jordan, 10500 South Redwood Road, South Jordan, UT
Phone: 435.882.1209
Hours: Dusk until Late
Cost: FREE

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Distance from:
Salt Lake City: 8.1 miles (Harmon's Brickyard)
Ogden: 43.5 miles (Harmon's Brickyard)
Provo: 31.2 miles (Harmon's South Jordan)
Logan: 88.2 miles (Harmon's Brickyard)


North Dakota Ward's said...

Nice blog!! We used to live in Provo, Logan and Layton. It was fun to look at some of the places you highlighted because we have been to many.

Drew said...

Thanks for the comment. I'm glad you like the blog. It has been a lot of fun for me to get around the state and experience many of these places again.