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September Astronomy

Saturday September 23, 7:30pm
Join our team of astronomers as we gaze through the telescopes at the three-day old moon and Saturn with its magnificent rings. Our astronomers will also point out and discuss various gaseous nebulae and star clusters in addition to many fall constellations .

Note: Families are invited to a special preview in the Learning Center classroom at 7. This mini-lesson will give participants, especially children, a better understanding of what they will be viewing out on the hill.

Please bring a flashlight for the walk from the parking area to the observatory, and binoculars, if you have them.

This program is $4 per New Pond Farm member, with a maximum of $16 per member family, and $6 per non-member, with a maximum of $24 per family.

Registration is required. Please register hereor by calling (203) 938-2117.

If the skies look cloudy, please call the office, (203) 938-2117,
or check the homepage after 5pm for program status.


Family Mask Making Workshop

Sunday October 1, 2 – 4 pm
Join members of the CT Guild of Puppetry as we co-host a family mask-making workshop lead by Robin McCahill. Participants will work with a variety of animal templates and create a wearable paper mask, just in time for Halloween and family fun.

    This program is $10 per participant

Registration is required. Please register hereor by calling (203) 938-2117.


More great Family Programs coming soon!