Astronomy Night returns to Rush Ranch in August – Times-Herald

SUISUN CITY — The 4th Annual Astronomy Night at Rush Ranch will be held at 8 p.m., Aug. 23 as Greek Mythology and our Constellations is scheduled to be the topic for the free event.

Rush Ranch is located at 3521 Grizzly Island Road in Suisun City.

The presentation will begin with Jon Pannier, who will be joined by Cliff Merrell, to talk about Greek Mythology and it’s connection to our constellations. Merrell has spoken at many schools, especially 6th graders on this topic. The indoor program will last about an hour. Questions are welcome.

Outdoor telescope viewing will start when dark and ends at 11 with telescopes on hand. Personal scopes are very welcome, but you should be familiar with their set up and arrive before dark.

Children are welcome, but must be supervised at all times. Warm clothing  and mosquito repellent are encouraged. To protect night vision, flashlights must be covered with red cellophane, available at the ranch, and late-comers are asked to dim their headlights.

Clouds or Inclement weather will force cancellation of the outdoor part of the event, but the indoor presentation will still be held.

Admission and parking are free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

The event is sponsored by the Rush Ranch Education Council and Solano Land Trust, owner of Rush Ranch.

For more information or directions call (707) 422-4491, or visit

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