Friday, June 6, 2008

Star gazing

Head to Milford or Branford for a chance to see something special in the sky

The Astronomical Society of New Haven plans a pair of free family public viewing nights tonight and Saturday.Toight, June 6, group members will be set up for a special night time viewing event at Silver Sands State Park in Milford. From the parking lot, look for the sign pointing to the viewing area. On Saturday, June 7, the society will be at Young’s Pond Park in Branford.On both evenings, members will point their telescopes at the moon, Saturn and the stars. Conditions are good on both evenings for the International Space Station and the space shuttle Discovery to orbit brightly overhead.Members will also point out the summer constellations and any other passing satellites. Both events start at 7 p.m. Parking and admission is free. Families are welcome. The parks are open late for these events. Rain or heavy clouds will force cancellation. Donations are appreciated, the society said. For more information and directions, go to

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