Star Watch at Hopewell Furnace

August 7, 2013

This Saturday night, August 10, the Chesmont Astronomy Club will be holding their annual star watch (rain or cloud-cover date is Sunday the 11th) at Hopewell Furnace National Historic District, around the corner from our Crow’s Nest Preserve. Both properties are part of the Hopewell Big Woods, one of the best places left in our region to see the night sky.

Before the sun sets there will be presentations related to astronomy and dark sky preservation. After dark there will be public stargazing though amateur telescopes provided by the club. The event is free and two telescopes will be given away in a prize drawing. The program starts at 7:00 pm and runs through 11:00 pm.

Posted by Daniel Barringer on August 7, 2013.