Penticton residents will have the opportunity to view the stars in certain neighbourhoods in the upcoming weeks.
The first sidewalk astronomy event was planned for Saturday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. at Skaha Lake Park. But rain has postponed it for Sunday at the same time.
The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen and local astronomers will be setting up telescopes on local sidewalks for anyone to come and gaze into the sky.
On top of the opportunity to look at stars, planets, constellations and galaxies up close, astronomers will be answering questions and teaching the public about the different stars and planets.
The events are partially funded by Penticton’s Neighbourhood Small Grants, with limited funding still available for smaller requests until Sept. 17.
The events are free and open to all who wish to attend. Anyone wishing to attend is asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
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