Stargazing, fundraiser scheduled May 2 at UAby Citizen Staff Report on Apr. 22, 2009, under Local, Special
Stargazers are invited to attend a star party and fundraiser hosted by astronomer and author David Levy next month.
Levy’s nonprofit organization, the Sharing the Sky Foundation, is dedicated to getting young people interested in the night sky and will be accepting donations during the party, which will run from 3:30 to 10 p.m. May 2. The party will be on the Mall at the University of Arizona next to the Flandrau Science Center, 1601 E. University Blvd.
Telescopes with special filters will be set up to view the sun during the daylight hours. The moon and Saturn, along with distant stars and far-off galaxies, will be viewed after dark.
Admission is free but donations are encouraged. For more information, go to www.sharingthesky.org.