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04/17/14 - 7:00 am
Of those appearing before Council, Jewell Medley of the United Way made a first-ever request from her agency for funds. Whereas the UW for years was supported by donations from…
04/17/14 - 6:59 am
The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).
04/16/14 - 7:09 am
Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban
04/17/14 - 6:58 am
The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
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SRSP plans Star Party March 7-10
SoVaNow.com / March 04, 2013Staunton River State Park, in Halifax County, will host a Star Party March 7 – 10. This is the fourth Staunton River Star Party sponsored by the Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society (CHAOS).
The $35 registration fee includes admission to the star party and camping in the observation area. Registration information is available at http://www.chaosastro.com/starparty.
On Saturday, March 9, there will be a free public viewing program from 8 to 11 p.m.
“This event is becoming a premier star party on the east coast for all observers, from those that are new to observing to experts, and we look forward to sharing our dark skies with everyone,” said acting Park Manager Adam Layman,
Registered participants will be able to setup and camp near their equipment in either tents or RVs.
On Saturday night there will be presentations as well as viewing stations set up to see major planets (Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) and many other stars.
Visitors are advised to dress warmly, as weather is likely to be cool this time of year. The event will depend on clear skies for viewing. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the park’s pool concession area.
For more information, contact Staunton River State Park at 434-572-4623.