Star Gazing at Paynes Prairie

  • 4 Feb 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 9300 SE CR 234 Micanopy, FL 32667


  • Use this registration if you are volunteering to support the event.

Registration is closed


Enjoy views of the stars and planets through telescopes presented by the Alachua Astronomy Club.

AAC members bring a telescope (if you are able) and pack a picnic.

Sun sets at 6:10 pm.

Volunteers should arrive no later than 5:00 pm.

 If you need AC power, you may  want to bring a extension cord (long one). 

Temp will fall after dark....dress warmly.

Pick out at least two sky objects and note a few details about, what is it, how far away,  who discovered it, etc.  etc.

Chuck Broward will be outreach coordinator for AAC email

Over 1,000 visitors are expected. Event is sponsored by Friends of Paynes Prairie. (

From Gainesville go South on US 441, then left at the traffic light in Micanopy (CR 234). Go 3.8 miles on CR 234. Hickory Ranch will be on your left side.

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