The public is invited to join members of the Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society (CHAOS) for a free program on Saturday, October 13, beginning at dark. The public event will last until 11:00 p.m. This program is part of the Staunton River Star Party, which is taking place at Staunton River State Park for the third time October 11 – 16.

Star partygoers will have their telescopes set up for viewing in the field near the park visitor center. Visitors can expect to see a variety of celestial objects, weather permitting. Be sure to dress for cool weather. Coffee, hot chocolate and snacks will be available for purchase.

Staunton River State Park offers one of the best locations on the east coast for viewing the night sky. Hence, the Staunton River Star Party was born. Each event brings in more vendors and sponsors. For more information about the star party, visit the official star party website at

For general park information go to, contact the park office at 434-572-4623 or e-mail Staunton River State Park at  Staunton River State Park is located at 1170 Staunton Trail, Scottsburg, VA 24589.

Overnight reservations can also be made by calling 1-800-933-PARK (7275) or by booking online at


Posted by Pat Eastwood, PR & Marketing Specialist, Virginia State Parks, 1170 Staunton Trail,

Scottsburg, VA 24589Office:   434-572-2190

Posted in: KLPW - MAIN NEWS, KLPW - Park Entertainment/Events, KLPW- Staunton River State Park

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