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Explore the night sky at Tuleyome Astronomy Night

By From page A3 | July 22, 2014

All are invited to join astronomer Daniel Phillips for an evening under the stars at the Conaway Ranch in Woodland from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23.

In April, Tuleyome Home Place Adventures hosted a successful family Astronomy Night with more than 60 participants. This time, the program is offering an exclusive evening for friends of Tuleyome ages 21 and older.

Phillips is a graduate student at UC Davis where he is finishing his Ph.D. in physics. He is an active member of the UCD Cosmology Group, and enjoys giving presentations where he can share his passion for astronomy and how the universe came to be.

Guests will enjoy cheese, fruit pairings, honey from Henry’s Bullfrog Bees, wine, beer and soft drinks in the Conaway Ranch clubhouse before they move outside to watch the sunset and explore the cosmos.

The hourlong program will include time to learn about the planets, stars and constellations in the night sky; ask Phillips about the universe; and learn how to use a telescope. Afterwards, guests are welcome to stay and chat with Phillips, practice using the telescopes or just lie back and relax as they gaze up at the stars.

The cost is $10 per person, and space is limited. Register in advance at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/762331.

The Conaway Ranch clubhouse is at 45332 County Road 25 in Woodland.

For more information, contact Charlotte Orr at 530-350-2599 or [email protected], or visit www.tuleyome.org.

Enterprise staff

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