International Astronomy Day Celebration
Astronomy is the branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole. It allows us to explore the history of the universe with our own eyes. The twinkling stars that decorate the night sky may no longer exist. They may have exploded in a cosmic explosion millions of years ago, but their light continues to travel through time to be seen on Earth now. . Come celebrate with us the discoveries, some of the mysteries and many of the wonders of the night sky. If we are lucky, we may get to see the International Space Station zoom by.
At 8PM, there will be an optional mini-lesson for participants, especially children, to better understand what they will be viewing. This will take place in the classroom and is included in the price of the program. Viewing will be held on Astronomy Hill at 8:30PM.
All Ages Welcome - Registration Required!
What to bring: Please dress for the weather, and bring a flashlight, as the walk to the observatory is dark. If you have them, lawn chairs and binoculars are welcome too. The facility has a deck and a heated building near the telescopes. For those with smartphones, there is a possibility that photos off the telescopes can be taken during the program
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 by the Learning Center and walk out to the hill. For Directions: Click Here
If it looks cloudy on the day of this program, check this web site after 4 PM for an update.
This program is co-sponsored by New Pond Farm