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Planetarium & Moonlight Snowshoe
January 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Planetarium and Moonlight Snowshoe Stroll Extravaganza at Wenatchee River Institute
On Fri., Jan. 24, the evening begins in Wenatchee River Institute’s (WRI) domed planetarium. Travel through space and time by visiting the stars from season to season, rewinding and fast-forwarding, as well as viewing the stars as they appear real time in the night sky above. Then travel outdoors through the soft moonlight on a guided snowshoe stroll, identifying the winter constellations viewed earlier from the planetarium.
“After leaving the planetarium you will have a more global sense of place, a better perspective of where we are in the galaxy, and that everything is constantly in motion,” said WRI’s planetarium expert and Youth Programs Manager Will Crowley. Snowshoes provided and all ages are welcome.
This is a unique opportunity to take a virtual tour of our solar system and beyond, learning about our sun, moon, and stars, and travel to distant planets. Next, local naturalists will lead the group of up to 16 on a guided snowshoe stroll under a starry sky (fingers crossed clouds will be absent), with ambient light highlighting the meandering Wenatchee River and majestic Wedge Mountain.
Crowley says, “My favorite thing about introducing people to the planetarium (and night sky snowshoeing) is all of the Oooos and Ahhhs!”
On Jan. 24, meet by 5pm at WRI’s Red Barn, 347 Division St. in Leavenworth and prepare for cold, nighttime temperatures. The planetarium experience and snowshoe stroll will end by 7:30pm with hot cocoa at the ready as a warm up. Cost is $22 for WRI-members and $28 for non-members. For more information, contact Rachel Bishop at (509)548-0181 x5 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event link: https://wenatcheeriverinstitute.org/event-calendar.html/event/2020/01/24/moonlight-snowshoe-stroll-with-planetarium-extravaganza-/271425