Mars Party Postponed to Aug. 4

Come join TLGV Ranger and NASA Solar System Ambassador Geoff McLean and Rangers Kim McLean and Steve Ayers on the Ayer’s farm, 44 Ayer Road. Franklin CT., for a twice in 60,000 year event when Mars will be almost at it’s closest and thus the largest viewable in telescopes. The event will be from 8 to 10 pm, Aug. 4.

Also starring these evenings will be Jupiter and Saturn both riding higher in the sky – A perfect trifecta for planetary observers. Ranger Kim will point out various constellations and Geoff will fill the voids with numerous fun facts. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit upon in the Ayer’s hay field. The Moon will rise about 9:30 and we can examine craters along the terminus where they look 3-D in telescopes. Bring binoculars if you have them – or even a telescope. The field has a great Northeast to Northwest view.

This is a family friendly event. No pets, please as the astronomical equipment is delicate. Service animals are permitted. Please arrive by 8 pm. If arriving later please turn off headlights. Please, no one arrive after 8:30 as the car lights will cause night blindness in everyone else.