Hello Horizons Observatory Supporters!
A clear moonless sky is forecast for Saturday night (September 21st) - so the Horizons Observatory will be open to the public for stargazing from 7:30-9:00 (weather permitting). Among the celestial objects we’ll view using the observatory’s 14” Celestron telescope will be Saturn (a jewel!), Jupiter, the Hercules Star Cluster (M13), the Whirlpool Galaxy, and the Ring Nebula (M57). Dress warmly.
The Horizons Observatory is located on the campus of The Prosper Valley School at 1071 Pomfret Road, Pomfret, VT.
Please do not bring flashlights since this will reduce our ability to view the sky. We're looking forward to seeing you and your friends on what promises to be a beautiful late summer’s night full of stars!
The event will be canceled in the event of cloudy skies.
Throughout the year, the Horizons Observatory hosts free public stargazing tours by knowledgeable docents using telescopes, binoculars, and naked eye observation. To ensure clear skies for these events, a “short notice” (24-36 hours before the event) email is sent out to all those on the Horizons Observatory notification service. To be placed on the notification service, simply go to www.horizonsobservatory.org, click on “Blog”, type in your email address in the space provided, and click “Submit”. It’s that easy! The Horizons Observatory is located on the grounds of The Prosper Valley School in Pomfret, Vermont.
Rob Hanson, Scott Holson
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