Stargazing Aug. 18 at Home Ranch Historic Park

Dangberg Home Ranch

The Astronomical Society of Nevada to present about starry skies at the original Dangberg Ranch

MINDEN, Nev.—Nevada State Parks is inviting the public to view the evening sky through telescopes at the Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden.

On Saturday, August 18, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., park rangers and the Astronomical Society of Nevada will be on site to help people learn more about our starry sky.

The event is free and open to the public.

Members of ASN will distribute star charts, give a short presentation then show visitors the planet Jupiter, the crescent moon, the Milky Way, nebula and more.

People are advised to bring a blanket, lawn chairs, a light jacket and a non-alcoholic beverage. A portable restroom is available on site.

Home Ranch Historic Ranch, the original Dangberg Ranch, is located in Minden on State Route 88, approximately one mile south of Douglas High School. When approaching from the north on State Route 88, turn right on the dirt road with the Park Land & Cattle Company sign, just after crossing the river.

When approaching from the south on State Route 88, turn left at the Park Land & Cattle Company sign, just north of Waterloo Lane, passing the veterinarian office. Please drive slowly, as cattle may be on the road. The ranch house is located approximately a half-mile from the turn-off.

The Nevada Division of State Parks plans, develops and maintains a system of parks and recreation areas for the use and enjoyment of more than 2.3 million visitors a year. The division was established in 1963 by the Nevada Legislature to form a new state park agency within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The division manages and maintains 24 parks in Nevada.


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