Battling an almost full moon, and frosty ground conditions, the McGee School Astronomy Club in Berlin, Connecticut, held an observing session on Nov. 19th. The viewing grounds were just down the street at the Willard School field, which provided plenty of parking, and a large field to set up in. Assisting club mentor Laurie Averill, were several members [...]
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Being held on September 10-12 for it’s 20th year, CSP-20 is planned to be the best ever! We will be back under dark skies in Ashford, Connecticut with special guests, Carolyn Shoemaker, and David Levy. Registration is now open to secure a place to meet and greet these famous astronomers, and hear their presentations. For more information go to the [...]
It was a rare January Saturday afternoon when you can go out and do some comfortable Solar Observing. There was a slight breeze but crystal clear skies as I set up my solar observing setup in Farley Field in Marlborough, Ct. Within minutes I had not one, but two sunspot complexes with in view. Sunpot [...]
On Friday August 7th the Astronomical Society of New Haven had a public outreach event at Brooksvale Park in Hamden, Connecticut. About 9 club members were in attendence, while about 40 participants showed up on a nice summer evening. Sponsored by the Friends of Brooksvale Park, Inc., remembered ASNH from provious years and invited us [...]
From a Windsor Locks Public Library press release. View the annual Perseids Meteor Shower from the library lawn on August 8th! JPL/NASA Solar System Ambassador Bill Fournier will provide a hands-on demonstration of telescope use and guided viewing of the meteor shower beginning at 7:00 PM. Bring your telescope or binoculars, a lawn chair, bug [...]
It’s that time again to start registering for CSP 19! For the International Year of Astronomy 2009, the Connecticut Star Party returns to our successful 2008 location at the June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation, under the dark skies of Ashford, Connecticut. A weekend full of guest speakers, vendors, [...]