Turn Off the Lights and See the Stars!
Here in The Last Green Valley our starry nights are important. Join us 7:30 to 9:30 pm, Saturday, March 30 at West Thompson Dam, 162 West Thompson Road, North Grosvenordale, CT, as we honor Earth Hour and our starry nights with a special astronomy program.
Earth Hour is a global effort to turn off the lights from 8:30 to 9:30 pm, March 30, to shine a spotlight on the planet. If you can’t join us, you can still participate in Earth Hour.
As part of Earth Hour, TLGV Rangers Kim and Geoff McLean will lead a special astronomy program. During the program the group will observe some distant objects, such as galaxies, clusters of stars, Red Giants and Nebulae. If you have a telescope – bring it. If you don’t know how to use it, come early and the McLeans will help get you started. They will talk about — and answer — all kinds of astronomical trivia during the observations. This is a family-friendly event. Please do not bring white lights of any kind. To see where you are walking, please use a flashlight with a red light.
The program will be held near the overlook shelter or in the field, depending on conditions. Parking is the same for both. Please park in the lot near the maintenance shed.
For more information call TLGV at 860-774-3300 or email Fran@tlgv.org.
The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor is the last stretch of dark night sky in the coastal sprawl between Boston and Washington, D.C. The Last Green Valley, Inc. works for you in the National Heritage Corridor. Together we can care for it, enjoy it and pass it on!