Cedar Key’s annual astronomy event January 31-February 4 welcomes the public to scan the skies of the Gulfside town, where the lack of light pollution creates a star-gazer’s paradise.
Volunteer astronomers will host free stargazing events at the Cedar Key Museum State Park on January 31 and February 4 with a slide show at 7 p.m. and stargazing afterward. Telescopes are provided, as are refreshments.
The museum is at 12231 SW 166 Court in Cedar Key. I’m excited about the Stargazing Hayride at Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve on February 2. Hayrides at 6:45 pm and 8:45 pm are guided by a ranger and astronomer. Bring your binoculars for stargazing. The hayride is free, but reservations are required. Call 352-543-5567 for information.