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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Starry, starry night


The Astronomical Society of New Haven says it wants to help you discover your place in the Universe.

Dubbed a free evening under the stars, the society's Free Family Astronomy Night Events, free family public viewing nights, will be held June 18 and Saturday, June 19, the organization said in a statement.

On June 18, ASNH will be at Silver Sands State Park, located on Silver Sands Park Way in Milford. Viewing starts at 8 p.m. From the parking lot, look for the signs pointing to the viewing area.

On June 19, the Society will be at Young's Pond Park in Branford, the statement said.

On both evenings, members will point their telescopes at the Moon, Venus, Mars, Saturn and the stars.

Members will also point out the summer constellations and any other passing satellites, the statement said.
Those who have a telescope, and aren't sure how to use, are asked to bring it along, and society members will do their best to demonstrate, the statement said.
Parking and admission are free. Families are welcome. The parks are open late for the events. Rain or heavy clouds will cancel.

Donations are always appreciated. For more information and directions, goto http://www.asnh.org/ or call 203-465-2472.

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