Astronomy Night at F.D.R. State Park!
You are invited to join us at F.D.R. State Park for our first Astronomy Night of 2023! Staff and students from the Space Science
You are invited to join us at F.D.R. State Park for our first Astronomy Night of 2023!
Staff and students from the Space Science Center will have telescopes set up in the baseball field, across the road from Liberty Pool. We will begin at 6:30 pm with a presentation by Dr. Rosa Williams on objects in the winter evening skies, and then (weather permitting) move to a tour of the night sky, and close-ups with the telescopes. Planets Venus and Saturn will be setting in the West, while Jupiter and Mars are high in the sky. As the night gets darker, we will turn the telescopes to fainter objects such as the Andromeda Galaxy, the Double Cluster in Perseus, and the Elephant’s Trunk Nebula!
This event is free, but there may be a parking fee for the park. Bring a chair or blanket for sitting on the grassy field. Meet at the baseball field off Rte. 354, opposite of the Liberty Bell Pool!
(Saturday) 6:30 pm