Town of Kent CAC is Hosting a “Star Party”

Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 5:30PM

Join the Town of Kent Conservation Advisory Committee 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 a 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.

Please be certain to dress for the weather! Dress like you plan on the temperature being (at least) 20 degrees COLDER than you think it will be. You might bring something warm to drink (hot chocolate!) and an additional blanket.

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.

Come “See the Universe with your Own Eyes”!

When:

Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 5:30PM

Where:

Town of Kent Town Center
25 Sybil’s Crossing
Kent Lakes, NY 10512

For updates on this event or information regarding possible postponement or cancellation due to weather, please check back here at this web page, look us up at the Kent Conservation Advisory Committee Facebook page or call 914 671 2764.  

Program Notebook

Throughout the year individuals and families participate in a number of CAC-sponsored hikes and indoor programs. It’s terrific to get together with old friends, meet new ones and together enjoy our wonderful outdoors or learn about and discuss environmental issues. By browsing these notes on what happened at past CAC events we hope you’ll see what we mean!

If you haven’t joined us for a program yet, we hope to see you at one in the near future. If you were at one and would like to contribute a photo or your own notes on the program, we’d love to hear from you. Contact Dave Ehnebuske (webmaster@kentcac.info).