Night under the stars set for Santa Ana this Saturday

Scientific organizations are inviting families to enjoy a night under the stars Saturday through the event “Star Party” at the Conservación de Santa Ana.

The activity is organized by Fundación CIENTEC and the Fundación Pro Zoológicos.  Organizers said the event has been a success in the past years where visitors have learned about astronomy by viewing stars, planets such as Saturn, constellations, nebulas, clusters and galaxies.

Fundación CIENTEC provides technical equipment, optical instruments and teaching materials.

Patrons are asked to bring their cameras to photograph the sky and binoculars in order to see the nebulas and star clusters.  Those with telescopes can learn how to use them properly at the event, a release said.

Also, families can use the open space to grill and share time with each other.

Participants can enter the conservation center between 5:30 and 7 p.m. and can stay overnight until 5:30 a.m. Sunday.  They will be given a zodiac card and can participate in raffles and buy t-shirts with the moon phases depicted on the front.

Entrance fee is 5,000 colons for adults and 4,000 colons for children under 13.  Visitors can pay the fee at the conservation center box office located 300 meters to west and 200 meters north of the Cruz Roja in Santa Ana.

For more details you can contact the Centro de Conservación de Santa Ana at 2282-8434.

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