Traveling Nevada: Free Stargazing Event in Minden

Nevada State Parks invites the public to a free stargazing event on Saturday, July 26, at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden, about an hour south of Reno.

Beginning at 8:30 p.m., park staff and members of the Astronomical Society of Nevada will be on site with telescopes to view Jupiter, the moon, Milky Way and other astronomical sights in the sky over Carson Valley. People with their own telescopes are welcome to bring them to the event, which will conclude at 10 p.m.

Visitors are advised to put on bug repellant, bring a blanket, lawn chairs, a light jacket and a non-alcoholic beverage. A portable restroom will be available.

Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is located just west of Minden, approximately one mile south of Douglas High School at 1450 Highway 88. Dangberg Ranch in Minden When approaching from the north on State Route 88, turn right on the dirt road where the Park Cattle Company sign is located. Please drive slowly as cattle may be on the road. The ranch house is located approximately a half-mile from the turnoff on Highway 88.

Tours of Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park are conducted Wednesdays through Sundays at 10 a.m., with a second Sunday tour at 2 p.m. Advance tour reservations are required and can be made by calling the park at 775-783-9417 or e-mailing Tour group sizes are limited to 10 people. Tour admission is $3 for adults and free for children 12 and under. For more information visit

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