Star gazing at Historic Canoa Ranch (canceled)

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9/18/15 UPDATE:

Please note cancelation of tonight’s stargazing event at Canoa Ranch in Green Valley due to cloudy skies.

A second stargazing event set for Saturday, Sept. 19, at Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road, is still on, but visitors should call 520-615-7855 if they are unsure about weather conditions. A recorded message will let them know if the event has been canceled.

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Additional night for star gazing on September 19 as well at Agua Calente Park. From Pima County website:

“Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation is hosting two stargazing events Sept. 18-19 at the Historic Hacienda de la Canoa in Green Valley and at Tucson’s Agua Caliente Park, respectively.

Both events will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

At the Sept. 18 Canoa Ranch event, volunteers from the Sonora Astronomical Society will help visitors use telescopes for their celestial viewing and offer an educational introduction to the night sky.

At the Sept. 19 event at Agua Caliente, 12325 E. Roger Road, volunteers from the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association will help visitors use telescopes for their celestial viewing and offer an educational introduction to the night sky.

Although the stargazing doesn’t start until 7 p.m., participants can come to Canoa Ranch at 6 p.m. to enjoy a self-guided tour of the Historic Hacienda de la Canoa headquarters before stargazing. Docents will be on hand to share the fascinating stories of the people who lived and worked on the ranch.

Flashlights are recommended for after-dark walking and visitors can bring lawn chairs if they would like.

For more information on Friday’s event at Canoa Ranch, contact Valerie Samoy at 724-5220 or visit the Canoa Ranch website.

For more information on Saturday’s event at Agua Caliente Park, email eeducation@pima.gov or call 520-615-7855.”

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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  1. UPDATE ALERT FROM PIMA COUNTY: Please note the cancelation of tonight’s stargazing event at Canoa Ranch in Green Valley due to cloudy skies.

    A second stargazing event set for Saturday, Sept. 19, at Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road, is still on, but visitors should call 520-615-7855 if they are unsure about weather conditions. A recorded message will let them know if the event has been canceled.

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