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Star Party at Castle Rocks State Park

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For those desperately searching for a way to impress a date, no need to look anywhere else than up--at the night sky, that is. Stargazing is the perfect date-night activity that only requires a plush blanket, a picnic basket and a pair of binoculars. And if you haven't found that certain someone to share your blanket with, the Castle Rocks State Park Star Party might be the perfect spot to pick up someone you think is out of this world.

Hosted by the Magic Valley Astronomical Society and the Herrett Center for the Arts and Science's Centennial Observatory, the star party invites individuals, families, beginners and veteran sky watchers for an afternoon of solar observing between 2 and 6 p.m. and a night of star gazing beginning at 10 p.m. People can bring their own telescopes or binoculars but telescopes will be provided for use. Castle Rocks State Park is located off the Elba-Almo Highway in southern Cassia County.

See Rec on Page 33 of this week's issue for more on Castle Rocks State Park.

Friday, July 16, 2 p.m.-midnight, $5, Castle Rocks State Park, 3035 S. Elba-Almo Road, Almo.