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The Skye & Stars event

Discover astronomy at the Skye & Stars event Photo: Skye Canyon

As a kid do you remember looking up at the night sky and wondering about the stars?

Tomorrow night the entire family can gaze into some pretty expensive telescopes and actually learn about what you are seeing at the FREE Skye & Stars event.

Skye Canyon, a popular master planned community at corner of the Grands–Grand Teton and Grand Canyon Roads– has teamed up with the Las Vegas Astronomical Society for the event.

The society members are bringing their own telescopes and will strategically place them throughout the 15-acre Skye Canyon Park, which sits at the center of the development. The members will explain what you are looking at and will clean the microscope after each use.

They typically bring high-powered lasers to point out the different constellations. It’s a guided tour through the night sky.

There will be a raffle for an AWB OneSkye telescope. Apparently it is the Tesla of telescopes. The raffle tickets are $5.

The event opens at 6 pm Saturday night for al fresco dining, music and lawn games. The star-gazing starts at 8.

You can’t bring your own food but you can buy comestibles from the Maize St and Alpha Dawg food trucks.

Only 1,000 people can attend. Any everyone will have to have their temperatures checked.

I have always loved star-gazing. When my son Austin lived in Philadelphia, we went to the Franklin Institute’s Planetarium. We got there before the show, so we went to the roof and looked through the science museum’s telescope.

The Franklin Institute‘s annual report is THE business document of the year. Companies pay big bucks to be quoted.

My son worked at Lincoln Life. When the book came out, he was scouring the pages to see if, by a miracle, he had been quoted. A colleague said, “Dude, you are on the cover!”

Indeed, the picture on the cover of that year’s report was Austin standing to the left of the Planetarium’s telescope. A four-year old girl was looking through the telescope. And then there was me, with my back to the camera. All you could see was my long white hair in the front of the shot.

I called the Franklin Institute and asked how they happened to choose that photo. The PR lady replied, “We thought it was the best way to depict how both young and old are interested in science.” Guess who the “old” one was?

But I digress…

The event is in Skye Canyon Park

FREE Jazz in the Park

Chieli Minnuci performs tomorrow night

If you prefer live music with your star-gazing, then head to the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater instead. Tomorrow’s featured artist is Special EFX featuring jazz guitarist Chieli Minucci.

Minucci has performed with our own Celine Dion as well as Marc Anthony, Backstreet Boys, Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias, to name a few.

EFX infuses rock music with Latin rhythms and smooth jazz.

This concert is FREE to concert goers, but was actually paid for, in part by me, Clark County’s most caring landlord, through my property taxes, faithfully paid quarterly.

But you do have to reserve a space on Eventbrite.

Although there are always food trucks, it’s most fun if you bring your own al fresco meal The doors open at 5:30 for feasting.

The music starts at 7 and the EFX takes the stage at 8.

And speaking of star-gazing, just lay down in the grass and look up at the stars. You are deep in the bowl so the lights of downtown Las Vegas and the Smith Center produce no light pollution. The stars are soo bright they look like LED lights in the sky.

And the cherry on top: The parking is FREE too.

Have a wonderful week-end, Las Vegas.

((hugs)) BETH Ellyn

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Beth Ellyn Rosenthal herself, eXp Realty
Beth Ellyn Rosenthal herself


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