On Saturday, October 14, the public is invited to come out to Flanders to enjoy an evening of exploring the Autumn Sky by telescope. The program is being led by Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy club members Russ Leonard and Jim Kandefer. Learn more about the constellations, enjoy the best views of the rings of Saturn since 2003, explore the many star clusters within our Milky Way Galaxy, observe the distant Andromeda Galaxy through the large telescope they will be providing for the night and view deep space objects in color with a live view video eyepiece which will allow the group to observe through a small color monitor at the same time.
Have a Canon or Nikon DSLR? Bring the camera body and use a telescope to take a photo of the great Hercules Globular Star Cluster. Have questions? Jim and Russ will be providing the insights and answers of 100 years combined experience of looking to the night sky!
The program will be held at 7PM at the Flanders Sugar House which is located a quarter mile up from the intersection of Flanders and Church Hill Road in Woodbury. Children are welcome. There is a rain date of Friday, October 20 at the same time.
The cost is Free for Flanders members and $5 for non-members. Those interested should register online at www.flandersnaturecenter.org or call 203-263-3711, ext. 10, for more information.
Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust acquires, preserves and manages land; and uses the land to promote understanding and appreciation of nature, art and the environment. Founded by artist, farmer and environmentalist Natalie Van Vleck, Flanders provides a variety of environmental education programs year-round, designed to bring a deeper understanding of art, nature and farming to children, youth and adults in the Woodbury region and throughout Connecticut.