In the midwestern state of Nebraska, hundreds of stargazers gather every year from around the country and around the world to observe the heavens in nearly pitch-black darkness.
On this edition of Dateline, VOA's Neal Lavon and Erin Brummet examine the Prairie Astronomy Club and Omaha Astronomical Society's annual Nebraska "Star Party."
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