West Redding, CT – The Discovery Center, 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 26th starting at 8:30 PM. Participants will see Saturn and its magnificent rings as well as Mars. The moon will be a few days before first quarter, which is a time when shadows help make various craters and mountains stand out. A number of gaseous nebula, star clusters and galaxies will be viewed.
While the observatory has an adjacent, heated classroom building, participants should dress warmly and bring a flashlight for the walk from the parking area to the observatory. 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 website to register or call 203-438-1063. If it looks as if the skies might be cloudy, check the website after 4:00 PM for program status.