Mount Rainier National Park will host a free star-viewing party July 26 at Paradise.
The event will start at 8:45 p.m. in the Paradise Inn lobby with a 30-minute indoor presentation. The gathering will then move outside next to the Jackson Visitor Center for star viewing with telescopes that will begin at 10 o’clock. If the sky remains clear, the viewing will continue until at least midnight. If weather makes star-gazing impossible, the party will move inside the lobby of the inn for questions and answers with astronomers, a park spokesman said.
Information in advance is available from park ranger Curt Jacquot at 360-569-6577 and at nature.nps.gov/air/lightscapes/