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Spend a Night with the Stars on August 18

The Rancocas Nature Center at Rancocas State Park is the site of the third Star Watch/Astronomy Night, taking place on August 18 at 7:30 p.m.

The Rancocas Nature Center at Rancocas State Park is the site of the third Star Watch/Astronomy Night, taking place on August 18 at 7:30 p.m. There is no rain date.

The evening begins with a demonstration indoors, and the viewing follows in the nearby meadow.

The event–just three days prior to this decade’s complete solar eclipse–is sponsored by Friends of Rancocas Nature Center and the West Jersey Astronomical Society (WJAS).

The WJAS will have an array of telescopes and other optics to guide beginners and experienced star gazers through the summer night sky. Attendees are advised to bring flashlights, lawn chairs and binoculars.

Pre-registration is required. Cost: RNC members $10 per person and $25 per family (limit: five); nonmembers $15 per person and $40 per family (limit: five). Location: 794 Rancocas Rd., Westampton. For pre-registration, more information and directions, call 609-261-2495 or visit RancocasNatureCenter.org.

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