Join local astronomer Rich Grebb for a night under the stars.  This astronomy program will begin with star chart interpretation followed by telescopic views of the planet Saturn & its rings!  Venus will be visible before setting as well as Jupiter & its moons!  Other highlights will include the Hercules Star Cluster, and constellations including Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Cygnus the Swan -part of the Summer Triangle with stars Vega, Deneb, & Altair, Big & Little Dippers and with good sky conditions, the Andromeda Galaxy!

Some helpful suggestions: 

Bring extra layers of clothing since it gets quite cool after sunset, especially when sitting looking at the sky.  Bring a chair to sit on, wear warm closed-toe sneakers/shoes, binoculars if you have them, and parents can bring a flashlight to use when returning to your car at the end of the program.  Please, no bright lights (flashlights or cell phones) during the presentation.  Thanks!

Location & Directions:

This event is free, donations accepted.

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Canceled due to 90+% cloud forecast:

Stars & S'mores ~ to be rescheduled for 2019

Meet at Jonas Mountain Nature Preserve |  Fri, September 7, 2018,  6:30pm - 9:30pm  (no rain date)

For S'mores & Hotdogs around a campfire, please arrive by 6:30pm ~ Stargazing program begins by 7:40pm.

Registration:  (This event is now fully booked...please check back again, or become a member of PHLT to get information on all our #getoutdoors events!)

Photography policy:

Attendance at PHLT programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed for use in print and electronic media. Images will not be identified using full names without written approval from the individual. Please notify PHLT staff if you would prefer that your photo not be used.

Cancellation policy:

Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration. In that case, we will make every effort to update our website and contact registrants, and we will offer refunds of paid registrations for cancelled programs. Thank you for helping us in our land conservation work to inspire people to care for, enjoy, and explore their natural world.

 We have a no-smoking policy at all PHLT land trust events, thank you!

There is limited space for this event, please register to hold your spot and so we can notify you in case of a cancellation, thanks!

Open to children 6 and above...