WILMOT – The Wilderness Center Astronomy Club (WCAC) will be holding a free, public star party beginning at 8:30 p.m. on April 21, 2012. Telescopes will be available for viewing the night sky and club members will be on hand to assist and answer questions. Guests may also bring their own telescopes and/or binoculars.

The event will be held at The Wilderness Center’s observatory in the Astronomy Education Building located at 9877 Alabama Avenue SW in Wilmot. “The April Lyrid Meteor Shower will be at their peak, so it should be a great evening for ‘shooting stars,'” said WCAC president, John Waechter. “And what better way to conclude a fun-filled Earth Day Celebration at The Wilderness Center than by gazing at the stars!”

The Wilderness Center Astronomy Club is a family oriented group of amateurs with a broad range of experience and interest. WCAC’s charter is to promote the knowledge and enjoyment of astronomy among club members, The Wilderness Center, and the Northeast Ohio Community at large.

The Wilderness Center (TWC) is a nonprofit nature center whose mission is to connect people with nature, educate people of all ages, conserve natural resources and practice environmental stewardship. TWC is supported entirely through the donations and generosity of our community. For additional information about the April 21st Star Party or about The Wilderness Center, please call 330-359-5235.

The Wilderness Center is a nonprofit nature center located one mile west of Wilmot, Ohio just north of highway 250. The Center is dedicated to connecting our community with nature, educating people of all ages, conserving natural resources and practicing environmental stewardship. The Center derives its support from memberships and donations. It is not a government agency and is not supported by taxes.