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The Autumn Sky

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Date: October 5, 2013
Time: 7:15 pm
Location New Pond Farm Observatory, West Redding
Member Price: $4.00
Non-Member Price: $6.00
Summary:
The Fall Constellations are rising; Saturn and Venus are still bright and we will view our closest neighboring galaxy, Andromeda during this evening program. All Ages Welcome
Detailed Description:

To navigate the evening sky, the ancients used stories for guidance and entertainment.  The fall constellations tell the story of the beautiful Princess Andromeda, daughter of King Cepheus and Queen Cassiopeia, and the hero Perseus who on the winged horse Pegasus, saved her from Cetus.  Within the constellation Andromeda is the nearest galaxy to us, also named Andromeda which we can easily see through our telescopes (pictured above).  Venus and Saturn will still be dancing in the sky.  Come join us as we explore the autumn sky.   

All Ages Welcome

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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