Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox with ACT! Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston will be on the fields of NARA with some incredible telescopes for an Evening of Astronomy. The moon will be at its first quarter phase and Saturn will be visible in the southeast. With darkness arriving earlier we should be able to view Neptune and some lovely deep sky objects! Rain Date: September 24, 2023
Please click here to register, so we know how many people to expect. Exact location and parking information will be sent to you a few days before the event.
This event is open to everyone and perfect for families, but no pets please! Dress warmly… bring several layers and perhaps a hat and gloves. We will be outdoors with plenty of hot beverages and other refreshments for you to enjoy.
Bring a headlamp or flashlight with a red light source to protect our night vision. We’ll have red cellophane available to cover white light sources. We ask that you follow these flashlight etiquette rules:
- Use a small one to keep the stray light low.
- Point it toward the ground only.
- Cover it with several layers of red cellophane or use a red LED light. Red light doesn’t affect our adaptation to night vision unless it’s too bright or pointed directly into someone’s eyes.
Clouds or rain will cancel observing. We will consult the local weather forecast and contact you by 2:00 p.m. that day (September 22) with a GO/NO GO decision.
For more information or questions, please contact Jody Harris at email@example.com