Gigi Giles offering stargazing event Friday at Spooner Lake

At an elevation of 7,000 feet, Spooner Lake is the setting of a stargazing event with Gigi Giles on Friday.

At an elevation of 7,000 feet, Spooner Lake is the setting of a stargazing event with Gigi Giles on Friday.

A laser-guided tour of starry wonders with Gigi Giles, a professional stargazer, will be offered from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Friday at Spooner Lake.

High powered telescopes and astronomical binoculars will be provided. Attendees are asked to wear comfortable shoes and bring a warm jacket. Red flashlights are recommended. Children under 12 and pets are not recommended.

Park entrance fees will be waived for attendees. For more information, call Bill Champion at 775-220-3448.

The Nevada State Parks Passport Booklet is available at any state park. Visitors who have their booklets stamped at 15 different parks earn a free annual pass to all Nevada State Parks. The booklet, which serves as a travel aid as well as travelogue for park visitors, includes photos, a description of each park, lists of amenities, travel journal pages and spaces for validation stamps which have been designed to reflect each unique state park.

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