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Badlands National Park hosting astronomy festival

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BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, S.D. (AP) - Badlands National Park's first-ever Astronomy Festival continues Saturday.

The event includes hands-on activities and workshops, including model rocket building and launching, photography and night observations.

Guest speakers include NASA Astronaut Story Musgrave, Dakota Lapse photography Randy Halverson whose time-lapse videos of South Dakota's night sky have gained national attention and nuclear physicist Peggy Norris.

All events will be in the area around the Ben Reifel Visitor Center.

The event started Friday and lasts through Sunday.

For more information, visit www.badlandsastrofest.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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