Friday, December 11, 2009
December Events scheduled at Jordanelle
Join park staff and volunteers from the Salt Lake Astronomical Society for one last celebration of the International Year of Astronomy. 2009 celebrates 400 years after Galileo pointed his telescope toward the sky. We have come along way since then.
Dig out your telescopes and on Dec 19th from 3pm- 7pm bring them to the Hailstone Event Center at Jordanelle State Park. Volunteers will be here to help set up and/or repair your telescope and show you how to use it. When the sun goes down we can celebrate the winter equinox by star gazing. If you don't have a telescope just come and star gaze. Hailstone is located on the west side of Jordanelle just off of Hwy 40. Day use fee of $10.00/carload up to 8 people required, or free to Utah State Parks Pass holders. Call (435)649-9540 for more info.
December 26 2009 Wasatch/Jordanelle State Park, Heber
Heber Valley Christmas Bird Count 8 am- 4:00 pm. Join park staff from Wasatch and Jordanelle State Park as well as other bird and wildlife lovers in Audubon’s 110th Christmas Bird Count. The CBC is one of the largest citizen science efforts in the world. Beginner, intermediate, and expert birders are welcome. To register, or for more information call Wendy at (435) 654-1791 or visit www.audubon.org/bird/cbc .