The elk will be bugling in the Buffalo River Valley. Come listen for the elk, attend programs at one of the libraries, visit the quaint picturesque town of Jasper and then lay under the stars in the natural sky of the Boston Mountains. The Star Party will feature a last glimpse of the Summer Milky Way, a naked eye tour of the Fall constellations, narrated with their associated mythology, and telescopic views of Saturn and the available deep-sky objects to include exploded stars, open clusters and distant galaxies. Admission is free and all are welcome.
The Buffalo National River has been designated a Dark Sky Park and the skies of autumn should be exceptional there. The Arkansas Natural Skies Association and partners have planned to presentations at libraries in Newton and Boone Counties, followed by a star party at a dark sky site on a ridge near Jasper. Follow this link for updates.