The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites the public to Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, October 6, 2012, for a fun and educational evening of exploring the night sky.
“Evening Under the Stars” begins at 7:00p.m. at Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge and will conclude at 9:00p.m. Rob Lambert, as well as other members of the Las Vegas Astronomical Society, will be providing the opportunity to view galaxies, double stars, nebulas and other spectacular space objects through telescopes. For both the experienced astronomer and the casual observer of the night sky, this is a unique opportunity guaranteed to delight and amaze. Event subject to cancellation if cloud cover is heavy.
The refuge is 60 miles north of Las Vegas and 10 miles west of the Towns of Moapa and Glendale. For more information call 702-343-2402, email@example.com, or visit http://www.fws.gov/desertcomplex/moapavalley/
Located at 4001 W. Warm Springs Road in Moapa, the Moapa Valley NWR was the first wildlife refuge established specifically for an endangered fish. The refuge was established in 1979 to secure habitat for and protect the endangered Moapa dace. In addition to spring and channel restoration efforts, re-vegetation with native plants, removing non-native species, and enhancing stream flows have benefited the Moapa dace and the White River springfish, as well as other endemic (native) species at the wildlife refuge. For more information about the Moapa Valley NWR, follow the Internet link above or contact Refuge Manager Amy LaVoie via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by telephone at (702) 515-5225.