Thornhill Nature Preserve to host Star Party

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2004-02-03
Huntington, Ind.— Huntington College's Thornhill Nature Preserve has rescheduled its Star Party. Due to inclement weather, the new date for the event is Saturday, February 21, 2004. Activities will include a presentation provided by Mr. Paul Nalliah from 7:30-8 p.m., and a viewing session from 8:00-10 p.m. The event is free of charge, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

“Hopefully we will be able to see Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter,” said Nalliah, a system administrator in Huntington College’s technology services department. “We also should be able to see the Orion constellation which is very pretty and perhaps the Andromeda galaxy.”

Huntington College operates Thornhill Nature Preserve for the educational enrichment of its own students and the regional community. The 77-acre property includes a variety of diverse habitats, including evergreen and deciduous forest, a woodland pond, meadows and wetlands. The diverse ecosystem supports a wide variety of wildflowers, mammals and birds.

Thornhill provides outdoor educational opportunities through the Reiff Nature Center, MindScape Program, MindScape Academy, community events and the Ropes Challenge Course.

For more information about Thornhill Nature Preserve or the Star Party please call Jule McKanna at (260) 359-4120.

Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. USNews & World Report ranks Huntington among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana. The College is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

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