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Moon and Stargazing with Telescopes

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Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park

500 Wonderwood Drive

Parking Lot Number 8

Jacksonville, FL 32233

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Moon and Stargazing at Hanna Park hosted by the Northeast Florida Astronomical Society [NEFAS]. Get ready to see stars, planets, the Moon, and interesting objects that may be visible in the night sky.

All are welcome!

Location: Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, 500 Wonderwood Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32233

Sometimes cloudy conditions make it unfeasible to stargaze. In the event that weather conditions cause NEFAS to scrub this event, you can find that information on our website main page [www.nefas.org]. We recommend you check the website before leaving for the park. Every attempt will be made to post a “no-go” message prior to the start of event night. You can also find us on Facebook.

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park requires entry fee is $5 per car with up to 5 occupants. Nefas DOES NOT COLLECT A FEE FOR THIS EVENT. You must have entered the park NO LATER than 30 minutes before the gate entrance is closed for the evening. Please check with the park office if you need specific information for the closing time as it varies with the season of the year as noted below. Park information is just below. Please note the the beach area is closed to visitors per the park's normal schedule.

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park
500 Wonderwood Drive, Jacksonville - 32233
(904) 249-4700 or hannapark@coj.net
Hanna Park Brochure
Hanna Park Trails Map (pdf)

April - October:
Hours of Operation (Open seven days a week):
6AM - 8PM M - F, 7AM - 8PM weekends [April - October]
Early bird and annual passes required for entry from 6AM - 8AM, prior purchase required
November - March:

6AM - 6PM M - F, 7AM - 6PM weekends [November - March]
Early bird and annual passes required for entry from 6AM - 8AM, prior purchase required

Last entry allowed 30 minutes prior to park closing time

Click here for a full list of Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park fees.

There will not be re-entry once you leave.
You will find NEFAS in Parking Lot #8. Limit your use of vehicle headlights whenever possible during stargazing hours. Bring red lights if you have them.

There are restrooms, water fountain, but few lights. You may wish to bring a flashlight for the restrooms. Consider bug spray in case its needed, but be mindful of any insecticide overspray that may reach telescope equipment and apply in another location.

NEFAS volunteers bring their personal stargazing equipment and will instruct guests how to look at the sky objects safely. Adults may need to assist children. Please be respectful when using someone else's equipment.

If you are considering purchasing a telescope this is an opportunity to examine several different types and sizes of telescope – ask lots of questions!

If you are having trouble with your own telescope, bring it along and one of our "Telescope Doctors" will take a look at it.

Hope to see you there!

NEFAS Contact:
Email: info@nefas.org

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Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park

500 Wonderwood Drive

Parking Lot Number 8

Jacksonville, FL 32233

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