with Prof. Steven Schimmrich

The night sky offers an ever-changing display of fascinatiang objects – stars, constellations, bright planets and occasional shooting stars and meteor showers.  Observing the night sky can be done with special equipment, although a sky mpa can be a useful tool.  Telescopes or binoculars will enhance your experience.

We will lealrn about the night sky and travel the depths of the universe with the aid of telescopes that will be set up in the field at Thorn Preserve.  This is a great family event.  Bring the kids and introduce them to the wonders of the night sky.

Kids who study astronomy learn about physics, geology, geometry, and history all while dreaming of distant worlds to be explored!

Bring a flashlight. Hot cider will be served.  The event will cancel if the skies are cloudy.

Thorn Preserve is located at 55 John Joy Road, Woodstock, NY  Please DO NOT park on the road.  Plenty of parking to left of driveway.

This program is free and open to the public.

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