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Don’t Miss EVs Under the Stars on Saturday, Oct. 14

Cars and Stars.

What Else Could You Need?

EVs Under the Stars poster shared by Drive Electric Dayton

You’re invited to join Drive Electric Dayton and the Warren County Astronomical Society on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Hisey Park, 5434 Middletown Road, Waynesville.

We’ll be open rain or shine. Admission is free. Here’s what you see, do and discover:

5-7 pm Electric Vehicle Showcase

  • See the latest electric cars and trucks displayed by their owners
  • Test ride EVs

5-7 pm View the Sun

  • See sunspots and other solar activity through safe, specially-equipped telescopes


5-5:20 pm Welcome

5:30-6 pm Solar Power Built Into Your Car

  • Chris Anthony, CEO of Aptera, discusses the solar technology and high-efficiency design of the sun-powered electric vehicle his company is bringing to market.

6-6:30 pm Solar Power for Recreation

  • Shannon Russell Pennington, Warren County Parks Department naturalist, shares how Armco Park combined renewable energy with native plants to create a solar pollinator habitat.

6:30-7 pm Solar Power for Your EV and Your Home

  • Tim Benford, Past President and Founder of Drive Electric Dayton, talks about how his home solar system minimizes the cost of electricity for driving and powering his house.

7-7:30 pm The Great American Total Solar Eclipse

  • Learn more about the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024, and how to prepare to view it when the path of totality passes over Ohio.
  • Wright State University will provide unique activities that day. Hear from students in the Wright State Astronomical Collaborative about how you can participate on campus.
  • And learn more about what the Warren County Astronomical Society plans that day at the Fred Bay Observatory at Hisey Park.

7:30-11 pm Night Sky Viewing

  • See the planets and deep space objects like never before in the large observatory telescope operated by volunteers from the Warren County Astronomical Society.
  • WCAS members will also set up personal telescopes and share night sky views.

Visitors are invited to bring their telescopes, too.

Bring lawn chairs, bug spray, and jackets. Presentations will be in a large tent and a barn. Other activities are outdoors. Dress for the fall weather.

(Weather dependent. If it’s raining or cloudy, we’ll take you on a virtual night sky tour in the main tent.)

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