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Scope Out the Stars at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area

Saturday, Sept. 22


Parties involving stars tend to end up on the covers of those smutty Hollywood mags you try not to let anyone see you reading while in line at the grocery store. But Saturday, Sept. 22, you can go to a star-filled party that probably won't end up being out-of-the-corner-of-your-eye reading material.

Idaho Camera, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area and Boise Astronomical Society have teamed up to present a Star Party in the parking lot of the Frontier Point Lodge. The building will be open from 6-10 p.m., and an interpretive nature hike will take place at 7 p.m.

Pack a picnic dinner and channel your inner astronomer as you enjoy daytime and dusk moon viewing, a guided constellation tour and dark sky object viewing with people who know a thing or two about celestial bodies. Members of the Boise Astronomical Society will set up their telescopes and help you figure out what you're looking at.

And if you end up enjoying telescopes, you just may be able to take one home. The event will include a drawing for a Celestron telescope.

Beverages will be available at the cash counter in the lodge. The best viewing hours are 8:30-10 p.m., and the constellation tour and drawing will begin at 9 p.m. Admission is one can of food for the Idaho Foodbank.

Visit Bogus Basin's website or call 208-332-5100 for cancellation notices due to inclement weather.