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The Springtime Night Sky

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Date: June 4, 2011
Time: 8:30 pm
Location Ridgefield Star Park, Ridgefield, CT
Member Price: FREE
Non-Member Price: $7.00
Summary:
Unfortunately tonight's sky is not cooperating, so we'll have to cancel this program. Please watch our web site for future astronomy programs.
Detailed Description:

Our solar system is so vast science still hasn't defined where it ends.  We'll build a model of it which may result in uncovering some surprising facts.  Then come view the moon and deep space objects.  One of our telescopes will be trained on Saturn for viewing of its rings and some of it numerous moons.  It is the only planet with a moon, Titan, that has an atmosphere.  This time of year it appears in the constellation Virgo, named after the Greek Goddess of Justice, Astraea - The Star Maiden.  She sits in the sky just above the almost invisible constellation Libra - the Scale of Justice.  Zeus placed her there with her scales when she became disillusioned with man's greed.  Next to her is Leo, the oldest recorded constellation.

Location:  Star Park is located in Onalfo Field, 111 Prospect Ridge, Ridgefield - to the right of the skating rink. 
Parking & What to bring:  Park at the Bark Park/Scalzo Ball Field lot which is at the corner of Prospect Ridge and Governor Street.  Park towards the end of the lot near the Bark Park.  Walk up the stairs.  Bring a lawn chair, flashlight and binoculars if you have them.  

Co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Park and Recreation Department

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