The Discovery Center at Ridgefield, in conjunction with the New Pond Farm Observatory, 101 Marchant Rd., West Redding, is hosting an astronomy program that is open to the public on Saturday, May 23rd, starting at 9:00 P.M. Participants will see Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn, as well as the Moon. They will also see the â€œspringâ€ constellations setting in the west and the â€œsummerâ€ constellations rising in the east.
Participants should bring insect repellant and a flashlight for the walk from the parking area to the observatory. They may also want to bring lawn chairs and binoculars.
The program is $4 per person for Discovery Center members, with a maximum of $16 per family. For nonmembers, the charge is $6 per person, with a maximum of $24 per family. Registration is required.
Visit the Discovery Center web site to register (http://www.ridgefielddiscovery.org/) or call 203-438-1063. If it looks as if the skies might be cloudy, check the web site after 4:00 PM for program status.
Discovery Center at Ridgefield
Astronomers to View Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn