No Friday meeting. Saturday Hanna Park Special Event! Picnic for NEFAS members. Free food and drink for club members. For the picnic, we will provide members grilled hamburgers/hot dogs along with small bags of chips and cans/bottles of drinks. You will need to sign your RSVP provided to you by email invitation or members only Facebook event acceptance (be sure to include all members of family that you are bringing for family memberships). We will be limited to 50 persons due to COVID.
Location: Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, 500 Wonderwood Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32233
Park entry fee is $5 per car. You must have paid and entered to participate. Sorry, but COVID limits us to a total of 50 persons for attendance. There will not be re-entry once you leave. Find details about the park entry on their website here: http://www.coj.net/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation-and-community-programming/kathryn-abbey-hanna-park.aspx
Find NEFAS in Parking Lot #8 with reserved pavilions for picnic. Limit your use of vehicle headlights whenever possible during stargazing hours. Bring red lights if you have them.
There are restrooms, water fountain, but few lights. You may wish to bring a flashlight for the restrooms. Consider bug spray in case it’s needed, but be mindful of any insecticide overspray that may reach telescope equipment and apply in another location.
All NEFAS members bring their personal stargazing equipment and will instruct guests how to look at the sky objects safely without damage. Adults may need to assist children.
If you are considering purchasing a telescope this is an opportunity to examine several different types and sizes of telescope – ask lots of questions!
If you are having trouble with your own telescope, bring it along, and one of our Telescope Doctors will take a look at it.
Sometimes cloudy conditions make it infeasible to stargaze. However, we never cancel this event!
Hope to see you there!