Cub Scout Pack 1776

Earn BSA 2017 Solar Eclipse Patch!

What: Mount Diablo Astronomical Society (MDAS) Astronomy Program
Where: Lower Summit parking lot of Mount Diablo State Park
When: Saturday July 15 at 8:00 PM

The Mount Diablo Astronomical Society (MDAS) is hosting a Public Astronomy Program this Saturday July 15 at 8:00 PM at the Lower Summit parking lot of Mount Diablo State Park. The topic for this Saturday’s program is the August 21 solar eclipse.

The program has hands-on astronomy activities followed by supervised observing through the many different telescopes of the MDAS members to view the Moon, planets, stars, galaxies and more.

The program starts at 8:00 PM but you need to enter the park at least 45 minutes before the event begins to ensure you will arrive at the Lower Summit parking lot in time. The program goes until 11:00 PM.  The Park gates will be locked and visitors will be able to leave the summit and exit the park only by escorted caravans through the North Gate a few times during the evening. Caravans will be announced at hourly intervals during the program (1st caravan: 2 hours after Program Starts) and for safety, visitors should only leave with these escorts.

The program would satisfy requirements 1, 2, and 4 of the 2017 BSA 2017 Solar Eclipse patch. The boys would just need to safely observe the eclipse on August 21 to earn the patch.

The program is free but you may need to pay a nominal entrance fee to the park. 

If you plan to attend, have your scout dress in his Class B shirt so we can find each other. The Class B shirt also makes a great pajama for the drive home. 

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