Town of Kent Astronomy Night

Join the Kent Conservation Advisory Committee and the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association (MHAA) for an astronomy evening at the Town of Kent Town Center. This will be a fun, relaxed evening of stargazing and viewing of little-seen objects in space through MHAA telescopes, wonderful for everyone of all ages and backgrounds. If conditions are good, MHAA members should be able to give you good views of planets and other distant celestial bodies more – star clusters, nebulae, and even far away galaxies. The moon will be at its most desirable for viewing. A “Naked-Eye Star Walk” will be presented by a 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 mindful that we will be observing dim objects in the dark – please do not use any white lights (flashlights, etc.) near the telescopes, use red flashlights only (red light preserves our night vision). 

View of SpaceX Falcon9 rocket launch in the Southern sky

Bring curiosity, questions, and even your own telescope or binoculars if you wish. MHAA volunteers will be happy to answer your questions, inspire your curiosity or help you understand your telescope.

WHEN: Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 5:00PM

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

For updates regarding postponement or cancellation, people can look at https://kentcac.info or the Kent Conservation Advisory Committee Facebook page

Town of Kent CAC is Hosting a “Star Party”

UPDATED – Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 5:30PM

NOTE:  Due to inclement weather coming in on Saturday, this event has been rescheduled to Sunday, December 12, 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:

Sunday, December 12, 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.