FULL–Astronomy Stargazing Night: Sept. 19, 2019

photo by Gus Romano

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About this event:

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust, join amateur astronomer and Harwich resident, Michael Payne, for a free interpretive stargazing night from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Michael will share observation tips as well as point out planets and constellations of note.

We will observe the Summer Triangle of the bright stars Vega, Altair, and Deneb and the summer constellations of Lyra, Cygnus, Aquila, among others. Autumn constellations rising in the east will include Pegasus, Andromeda, and Cassiopeia. The planets Jupiter and Saturn are visible and we will identify them. Some basic astronomical information will be covered as well: how to use the provided constellation map, how to find the North Star, and an explanation of what exactly is the Milky Way which will be overhead.

Nights are getting cooler, so please dress accordingly. If you have a flashlight, bring it along. We will have some red cellophane to place over some flashlights, which helps preserve our night vision while still providing enough light to see the constellation map.

Cost:
This event is free, but space is limited, so advance registration is required and the event is now full.
 
Location:
Registrants receive destination details and driving directions with their registration confirmation email.
Time: 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Day/date: Thursday, Sept. 19th  
Rain or clouds cancel the event.