The Night Sky at Thorn Preserve




  • Thorn Preserve – Catskill Center 55 John Joy Rd Woodstock, NY, 12498 United States


The night sky is more than just the moon and stars, if you know where to look.  Join us for an evening of stargazing with UCCC Prof. Steve Schimmrich at Thorn Preserve.

The night sky offers an ever-changing display of fascinating objects – stars, constellations, bright planets and occasional shooting stars and meteor showers.  Observing the night sky can be done with no special equipment, although a sky map can be a useful tool.  Telescopes or binoculars will enhance your experience.

We will learn about the night sky and travel the depths of the universe with the aid of telescopes that will be set up in the field.

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!

This event will cancel if the skies are cloudy.