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News: Stargazing in the Parklands

Date Published Author
1/30/2024 12:00:00 AM  Randy McKinley 

January 30th, 2024
Explore the Cosmos with Stargazing in the Parklands – A Year-Round Four-Part Series from the Borough of Wyomissing’s Department of Recreation and the Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society
Wyomissing, PA – The Borough of Wyomissing's Department of Recreation is delighted to announce a captivating celestial event in collaboration with the Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society. Prepare to be mesmerized as the Parklands of Wyomissing Borough host the first of a four-part series, "Stargazing in the Parklands," on Friday, February 23rd, starting at 6:30 pm.
Stargazing enthusiasts and curious minds alike are invited to indulge in the wonders of the night sky. Defined as the hobby of looking up at the stars and celestial objects, stargazing is an activity that transcends age and background, offering a unique way to explore the vastness of the universe.
The Parklands, with its unobstructed views and minimal light pollution, provides an exceptional backdrop for this celestial experience. As the sky unfolds its mesmerizing spectacle, participants will have the opportunity to spot constellations, planets, and even witness the majesty of the Milky Way. Stargazing is not just an activity; it's a journey into the beauty of the universe, providing a sense of relaxation and awe.
The event will feature the expertise of the Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society, who will bring telescopes to enhance the stargazing experience. This collaboration ensures that attendees will have the opportunity to explore the night sky with guidance from seasoned astronomers.
Details of the Event:

  • Date: Friday, February 23rd, 2024
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Location: Parklands of Wyomissing Borough – the West Slope area just off Cambridge Ave.
For updates and additional information, please visit WyomissingREC.com and follow us on our social media platforms. Please note that there are no rain dates planned for this event.
Join us for an unforgettable evening under the stars as we embark on a journey of exploration and wonder with "Stargazing in the Parklands."
Please note: The first event in this series may be chilly, so attendees are advised to dress warmly. Bringing chairs and/ or blankets is recommended for added comfort. Additionally, it is suggested to bring a red-light flashlight for visibility purposes.
For press inquiries or more information, please contact: Randy McKinley, Director of Recreation, Borough of Wyomissing.
About Wyomissing's Parks & Recreation Department
The mission of the Wyomissing Recreation Board is to meet the multigenerational recreation needs of our community year-round by enriching lives of all our residents through providing programming, events, safe and accessible park areas, recreational facilities, and playgrounds.
Media Contact:   Randy McKinley • Director of Recreation • Borough of Wyomissing • 610.376.7481 • rmckinley@wyomissingboro.org • https://www.facebook.com/wyoparksandrec
About Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society (BCAAS)
Founded in 1973, the Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society (BCAAS) is a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation dedicated to promoting the science of astronomy and fostering a community of passionate stargazers. With a rich history spanning decades, BCAAS has been at the forefront of encouraging amateur astronomers and contributing resources to professional research in the field.  For more information, please contact the BCAAS at BerksAstronomy@gmail.com .Star Gazing