Are you curious about our amazing night skies? Then don’t miss the Rush Ranch Stargazing program of 2017. The evening begins with a presentation in the Rush Ranch Nature Center by local astronomy enthusiast Jon Pannier, followed by outdoor telescope viewing when dark. The program is free and open to all ages.
Stargazing is scheduled from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 14 and Aug. 11 and 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 15.
WHAT TO BE PREPARED FOR: (1) Telescopes will be on hand, but personal scopes and binoculars are welcome. You must be familiar with their set up and arrive before dark. (2) Children are welcome, but must be supervised at all times. (3) To protect night vision, flashlights must be covered with red cellophane which is available at the ranch, and latecomers are asked to dim their vehicle headlights when pulling into the parking lot.
These astronomy nights are made possible by Rush Ranch Educational Council volunteers.
About Rush Ranch: "Rush Ranch Wins Hearts." That could be the headline for any story about Rush Ranch. Whether you're a child or an adult, a hiker, birdwatcher, biologist, teacher, photographer, poet or painter, or just out for a picnic, this Solano Land Trust jewel will win you over.
Rising out of the northeast edge of the Suisun Marsh, Rush Ranch stretches across 2,070 acres of marsh and rolling grassland. Purchased in 1988 by Solano Land Trust, Rush Ranch provides recreational and educational opportunities to thousands of visitors each year. The Ranch, with its historical buildings and self-guided trails, is located approximately two miles south of Highway 12 on Grizzly Island Road.