To show appreciation for our wonderful members, we’re partnering with Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston for an Evening of Astronomy! The night of December 4 offers a nice selection of objects to observe. The moon will be in the evening sky along with Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars, Uranus, and Neptune. Many deep-sky objects will also be visible.
This is an in-person event for Acton Conservation Trust members only. Please register HERE. Not a member yet and want to attend? Visit ActonConservatio
nTrust.org to join before registering.
This event is perfect for families, but no pets please! Dress warmly… wear several layers and bring 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 extreme low temperatures will cancel observing. We will consult the local weather forecast and contact you by 2:00 p.m. that day (December 4) with a GO/NO GO decision.
For more information or questions, please contact Jody Harris at jharris.