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The Early Winter Night Sky

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Date: December 10, 2011
Time: 5:30 pm
Location New Pond Farm, West Redding, CT
Member Price: $4.00
Non-Member Price: $6.00
Summary:
Come join us at New Pond Farm to take a tour of the early winter night sky. We will train our telescopes on nebulae, distant galaxies and planets like Jupiter. All Ages are Welcomed!
Detailed Description:

This time of year, the summer constellations are gradually setting in the west; the fall constellations dominate the sky and the winter constellations are rising in the east.  The constellation Orion, with its famous belt, is one of the winter constellations beginning to establish its dominates.  In Latin America, the three stars in its belt are sometimes referred to as "the Three Marys".  Their appearance in the night sky means that the sun is at its lowest.  Jupiter, the King of the Planets, is still shining brightly.  Through our telescopes you will be able to see some of its larger moons. (Similar to the picture above).

All ages are welcomed to attend this event

What to bring:  The New Pond Farm observatory has a heated classroom building, but please dress warmly for the outdoors and bring a flashlight as the walk to the observatory is dark. If you have them, lawn chairs and binoculars are welcomed too.

Program Fees:  Members to NPF and the Discovery Center:  $4 per person with a $16 maximum for a family
                             Non-Members:  $6 per person with $24 maximum for a family

Location:  New Pond Farm is located at 101 Marchant Road, West Redding, CT 06896.  Please park in the Main Parking lot at the farm.   For directions:  Click Here

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