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The Summer Night Triangle

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Date: September 7, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm
Location New Pond Farm Observatory, West Redding
Member Price: $4.00
Non-Member Price: $6.00
Summary:
Discover Vega, Altair, and Deneb plus the moons of Saturn and the phases of Venus. Come join us while we explore the universe - All Ages Welcome
Detailed Description:

This month's program will point out some major points of interest in the summertime night sky. A prominent feature is the three stars of the Summer Triangle--Vega, Altair and Deneb--which are in separate constellations, Lyra the lyre, Aquila the eagle, and Cygnus the swan, respectively. A hero, dragon, dolphin and, of course, a couple of bears are up there too.  Saturn and its moons is another show stopper, along with Venus.  Ever wonder why Venus is so much brighter than a much larger Saturn?  Come join us and learn some of the nightly mysteries that are always right above our heads.

All Ages Welcomed 

What to bring:   Dress appropriately and bring a flashlight for the walk from parking area to the observatory - Optional:  Lawn chair, binoculars & insect repellant
                             Occasionally pictures can be taken through our equipment with your I-phone.  It depends on conditions and equipment.

Program Fees:  Members to New Pond Farm 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 at the Learning Center lot and walk to the observatory.   For directions: Click Here

This program is Co-sponsored with New Pond Farm

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