As a culmination of our Cosmic Scales week at the National Park, the Horizons Observatory is hosting a stargazing event for Friday, September 26th from 7:30pm – 9:00pm. The entire public - is welcome. Visitors will have the opportunity to view stars, star clusters, and nebulae through the observatory’s 14” telescope - and to enjoy a night sky tour lead by a Horizons docent. Please keep flashlights at home in that the observing sight needs to remain as dark as possible.
The observatory is located at The Pomfret School. If the forecast holds and it is clear, it will also be quite cool so dress warmly! We look forward to spending a wonderful evening under the stars with you. The event will be canceled in the case of cloudy skies.
Rob Hanson, Bill Heston, Scott Holson, Paul Otavsky
Horizons Observatory Docents
Yesterday afternoon a powerful X-class flare ripped through the Sun's lower atmosphere and sent a blast wave directly toward Earth that should arrive early Friday morning. - See more at: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/observing-news/powerful-solar-flare-091020143/?et_mid=691740&rid=246610980#sthash.VgcE6To2.dpuf
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