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Birch Creek and North Creek Astronomical Society for Night Sky Viewing Event

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Birch Creek and the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS) are once again partnering for the popular Night Sky Viewing event, which follows the Hot Nights/Cool Jazz Percussion and Steel Band concert on Wednesday, June 25 (rain date June 26).

The DPAS members will set up telescopes on the lawn south of the Granary gift shop and concessions stand. Starting at 10:00 pm, concertgoers will have the opportunity to view the heavens through the telescopes and learn from DPAS members about the stars, planets, and other celestial bodies that can be viewed.

Concert tickets are available for purchase online at www.birchcreek.org or by phone at 920-868-3763. Prices are set at $29 for adults, $10 for students, and $6 for children (11 and under). All reserved section seats are $34. It is possible to upgrade to the reserved section based on seat availability.

The 2014 concert season begins on Thursday, June 19th, with A Drumming Mosaic, showcasing the world-class Birch Creek Percussion and Steel Band faculty. The concert will begin at 8:00 pm, with student ensemble prelude music at 7:30 in the gazebo on the peaceful Birch Creek grounds.

For more information, consumers can contact 920-868-3763 or visit www.birchcreek.org

Birch Creek Music Performance Center is a summer music school in Door County, Wisconsin for advanced young musicians. With a performance emphasis, students are taught by nationally known performers and educators during the day and perform alongside them in concerts at night. Four sessions focus on percussion and steel band, symphony, and big band jazz.

Located in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society is a local club and a chapter of the Astronomical League. DPAS is a member of the International Dark Sky Association as well as the Night Sky Network, a teaching arm of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. DPAS meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at the Ray and Ruthie Stonecipher Astronomy Center.
DPAS operates and maintains the Leif Everson Observatory.

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