Stargazing offered at Paynetown rec area


Telescopes will be set up from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 12 on the beach at Paynetown State Recreation Area for astronomy viewing.

Visitors can drop by any time during the hour to look through telescopes and see planets, star clusters and other night-sky highlights.

People should avoid shining their vehicle headlights onto the beach when arriving and departing the recreation area at 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington.

The program requires clear or mostly clear skies. It will be canceled if there is too much cloud cover. If sky conditions look questionable, call Paynetown Activity Center at 812-837-9967 after 5 p.m. to check program status.

Property admission is $7 per in-state vehicle or $9 per out-of-state vehicle.

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