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June Astronomy - Jupiter, ISS & Hubble

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Date: June 3, 2017
Time: 8:30 pm
Location New Pond Farm Observatory - West Redding
Member Price: $4.00
Non-Member Price: $6.00
Summary:
Jupiter, The ISS, & Hubble Telescope are just some of the things we will view this month. The Moon's phase is excellent for viewing its mountains. This is a great month to join us!
Detailed Description:

This month the International Space Station (9:29pm) and Hubble Telescope (9:19pm) will cruise overhead during our session.  The Moon's phase will be great for viewing its mountains, valleys and seas.  Jupiter and its moons will be the dominate planet with Saturn peeking up at the horizon later in the evening.  We'll show you how the stars reveal a God, a Herdsman and a friendly Lion.  This is a great month to come out and join us, while we marvel at man's accomplishments and the ancient's imaginations.

At 8:00 PM, 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 begin on Astronomy Hill at 8:30PM.

All Ages Welcome - Registration Required!

What to bring:  Please dress for the weather.  Bring a flashlight, as the walk to/from the observatory is dark. If you have them, lawn chairs and binoculars are welcome. Bugsray is recommended. For those with smartphones, there is a possiblity 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

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