OCTOBER ASTRONOMY: SATURN, MARS AND CONSTELLATIONS at the Discovery Center at Ridgefield | Kids Out and About Fairfield County, CT

OCTOBER ASTRONOMY: SATURN, MARS AND CONSTELLATIONS at the Discovery Center at Ridgefield

We will have final views of the season of Saturn with its magnificent rings and Mars, while its disk is large enough to see surface features and a polar cap. The fall sky still boasts some of the summer constellations, but now the asterism, Great Square of Pegasus, dominates overhead. It is formed by four stars of equal brightness, Alpheratz, Markab, Algenib and Scheat. However, the night's brightest stars are in the constellations Bootes (Arcturus 4th brightest), Lyra (Vega - 5th brightest), and Aquila or the Eagle (Altair - 12th Brightest). The waxing crescent moon (4.5 days old) will reveal its mountains and craters. Join us for a cruise through the autumn night sky.

All Ages Welcome 

Registration Required -  Register here

What to bring:  Please dress for the weather.  Bring a flashlight, as the walk to/from the observatory is dark. If you have them, lawn chairs and binoculars are welcome, For those with smartphones, there is a possibility that photos off the telescopes can be taken during the program. 

Location:

New Pond Farm, Redding, CT
101 Marchant Road
West Redding, CT, 06896
United States

Phone:

203-438-1063
Contact name: 
The Discovery Center at Ridgefield
The event has already taken a place at this date: 
10/13/2018
Time: 
7:00 pm
Price: 
Members to NPF and the Discovery Center: $4 per person with a $16 maximum for a family/ Non-Members: $6 per person with $24 maximum for a family

Ages

All Ages