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Astronomy Nights return to Oak Grove
Astronomy 7-10

Join in for a free event, Astronomy in the Park, on Saturday, July 13 at Shumway Oak Grove Regional Park, I-5 at Eight Mile Road, Stockton. The program is presented by The Stockton Astronomical Society, Oak Grove Docent Council, and San Joaquin County Parks.

View planets through giant telescopes after sunset. The July 13 program starts at 8:30 p.m. and features Mercury and M3, Star Cluster in Canes Venatici. There is no charge for the program but there is a $6 cash parking fee at the park.

Also, prior to the viewing, enjoy astronomy activities at the Nature Center until 8 p.m.

For more information, call 209-953-8814 or 209-953-8800.

Upcoming shows will feature: Aug. 10, 8 p.m., M8 and M20 (Lagoon Nebula, Trifid Nebula); Sept. 7, 7:25 p.m., Saturn, M13 (Star Cluster) and M57 (Ring Nebula). On Oct. 12, view Star Cluster in Hercules and the Dumbbell Nebula at 6:30 p.m.; Nov. 9 at 5 p.m., see Jupiter, Saturn, Venus and M31 (Andromeda Galaxy); Dec. 7, 4:45 p.m., see Saturn, Mars, M33 (Triangulum Galaxy).