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If you are in the Washington, DC area, there are several astronomy events scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday) night. The Capital Astronomers are meeting in Rock Creek Park and invite the public to join them, beginning shortly after sunset, to view the night sky through volunteer-provided telescopes: www.nps.gov/rocr/planyourvisit/expsky.htm In Fauquier County (VA), a similar event is taking place courtesy of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club: www.novac.com/wp/outreach/stargaze/. The Fauquier County event actually begins mid-afternoon with other astronomy activities, including solar viewing and a human orrery. In College Park (MD), the University of Maryland Observatory is hosting an open house, including an opportunity to view the night sky through the observatory's telescope www.astro.umd.edu/openhouse/2programs/open-house.html
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