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FairfaxMcLean festivities to focus on importance of dark skies

McLean festivities to focus on importance of dark skies

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The Fairfax County Park Authority is partnering with the McLean Citizens Association, Dark Sky Friends and the Analemma Society to host a celebration of the importance of dark skies.

Participants can come to the historic house in Lewinsville Park in McLean on Nov. 12 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. to learn about the importance of dark skies in the community.

The event will have hands-on activities and educational opportunities about how to protect the night sky, plus the opportunity to learn about nighttime wildlife and constellations and enjoy a small campfire and cocoa.

There is no cost to the “Dark Sky Celebration” program, and registration – which is encouraged, but not required – may be accomplished by clicking on the link at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/park-news/2022/psa167.

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The event’s rain date is Nov. 13.

To learn more about dark skies, see the Website at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/topics/dark-skies.

Lewinsville Park is located at 1659 Chain Bridge Road in McLean. For more information, call (703) 324-8671.

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