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Get Outdoors!Date range: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 to Thursday, November 12, 2020 Activity: astronomy

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Starsplitters Astronomy Program: Lunatics

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Night event
Location: Wyalusing SP

Each month George Wertwijn leads us in advanced astronomy discussions for science-minded adults. Held close to full moon, we fondly refer to these as our Lunatics meetings. Join us if you are interested.

The Starsplitters of Wyalusing is a nonprofit group of amateur astronomers who have partnered with schools, educators, interested citizens and benefactors to bring the fascinating science and wonders of astronomy to everyone. For more information, go to starsplitters.org [exit DNR]


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Wyalusing SP information

At Wyalusing State Park, camp 500 feet above the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers. One of Wisconsin's oldest state parks, Wyalusing features family and group camps, hiking trails, a canoe trail, Native American burial mounds, bird watching, fishing, boating, bicycling, and picnicking near several scenic overlooks of the river valleys below.


Mailing Address: 13081 State Park Lane, Bagley, Wisconsin 53801

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Scuppernong Springs Stargazing with Snowshoes

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity, Snowshoeing
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Winter is the best time to go stargazing! Bring flashlights - we will hike/snowshoe through the dark trails to the hilltop to map the stars. With enough snow, we will break out the snowshoes - we are providing a limited number of snowshoes free to use. Children's sizes are included. This 1.5-mile trail has moderate hills. Meet at the Scuppernong Springs parking lot- S59 W36630 Cty Rd ZZ, Dousman 53118. State Park Sticker required.

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Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit information

More than 22,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes, prairie restoration sites, pine woods and hardwood forests can be found in the Southern Unit, making this a popular area for a wide variety of visitors. The Forest is 30 miles long, extending from the village of Dousman, almost to the city of Whitewater. The forest headquarters is 3 miles west of the village of Eagle on State Highway 59.


Mailing Address: S59 W36530 County ZZ, Dousman, Wisconsin 53118

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Candlelight Snowshoe/Hike

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Candlelight events, Festivals, Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity, Snowshoeing
Location: Merrick SP

Try snowshoeing or hiking on a trail lit by hundreds of glowing luminaries. An Astronomy Club will have telescopes for viewing of the night sky. Some snowshoes will be on hand for visitors to borrow. If there's not enough snow for snowshoeing, event will be held as a hike. Park stickers are required and will be available for sale. Please, no pets. Meet at the Nature Center (near the playground). Sponsored by the Merrick T.U.R.T.L.E.S (the park Friends Group).

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Merrick SP information

Located along the lazy Mississippi River and surrounded by the hills of Wisconsin's Coulee Region, the 322-acre Merrick State Park is popular with anglers and boaters. The marshy backwaters are home to a variety of fish, birds, animals and plants. Rising and falling river levels, though controlled some by dams, are part of the natural environment.


Mailing Address: S2965 State Road 35 , P.O. Box 127 , Fountain City, Wisconsin 54629

Note: Event dates and times are subject to change or cancellation. Please verify event status, dates and times prior to attendance. Some events, such as candlelight skis/hikes are very popular, and access to these events may be restricted at times when parking capacity has been reached.

Last revised: Friday, June 07, 2019