Star Party at Cattail Cove State Park

October 16, 2017

PHOENIX – Cattail Cove State Park will be hosting a Star Party in the park on Saturday, October 21. Members of the Lake Havasu Astronomy Club will provide telescopes and guidance to help people enjoy the night sky.  

The activities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with potential sunspot viewing, and dark sky viewing will start at approximately 6:30 p.m. The crescent moon is expected to provide the evening’s main attraction in addition to Saturn, popular stars and constellations. This event is weather permitting. Contact the park at 928-855-1223 for day-of information.

“The dark sky at Cattail Cove State Park makes it a perfect place to learn more about astronomy,” said Cindy Smith, park manager. “We hope more people can come out to experience the fun of an Arizona State Parks and Trails Star Party!”

WHAT: Star Party – cost is $3 per person. Children under 14 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Normal admission fees are in effect prior to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Cattail Cove State Park – located on Highway 95 between mile markers 167 and 168 in Lake Havasu City. 

WHEN: Saturday, October 21 starting at 5:30 p.m. Visit

WHO: For more information about this event, contact Dan Roddy, Cattail Cove State Park, 928-855-1223 or Barbara Thompson, Lake Havasu Astronomy Club, 928-505-8657.

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