Come see the universe with the Town of Kent CAC and Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association!
Saturday, September 24, 2022, starting at 6:30 PM
Plan to arrive before sunset to get to know the CAC and the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association along with their equipment, as well as get situated with the ground surface while enjoying some cider and donuts before it gets dark.
Town of Kent Town Center
25 Sybil’s Crossing
Kent Lakes, NY 10512
Join the Town of Kent Conservation Advisory Committee (CAC) and the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association (MHAA) for an evening of stargazing and viewing far away objects in space through MHAA’s member telescopes. If conditions are good, MHAA members should be able to give you good views of planets and more – Star Clusters, Nebulae, even distant Galaxies. The Moon will be at its most desirable for viewing. A “Naked-Eye Star Walk” will also be presented by an MHAA member using a green laser pointer to guide you through some of the more common constellations and asterisms as well as point out anything interesting that you can find either by eye or easily with a manual telescope.
While it is still warm weather, we are in Autumn now. Please be certain to dress for the weather! Our advice is to dress as if you plan on the temperature being (at least) 10-15 degrees COOLER than you think it will be.
The Kent Conservation Foundation (thekcf.org) will provide cider donuts and apple cider for free! Thank you to our donors for helping with this event.
During this event please be mindful that we will be observing dim objects in the dark. We ask that you do not use any white lights (flashlights, etc.) near the telescopes. Red lights (ex., a LED headlamp with a red light or red LED flashlight) work great for seeing around the ground and where you are walking while preserving night vision for everyone viewing the night sky.
Bring your curiosity, your questions, and even your own telescope or binoculars if you wish.
For updates on this event or information regarding possible postponement or cancellation due to weather, please check back here at this web page, look for us on our Facebook page, the Kent Conservation Advisory Committee, or call 914 671 2764.