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April Astronomy- Celebrate International Astronomy Day

Saturday April 29, 8:30pm
 
  In celebration of International Astronomy Day participants will gaze through the telescopes at the mountains, mare, and craters of the crescent moon and you will have an opportunity to take a photo if you have a smart phone. Astronomers will also share views of Jupiter which has entered the early evening sky with its moons and atmospheric bands. The winter and early spring constellations will be pointed out and discussed.

At 8 p.m. families are invited to a special preview in the classroom of the Learning Center. This should help our audience, especially the children, better understand what they are to look for when they are out at Astronomy Hill. The mini lesson is included in the cost.

Please bring a flashlight for the walk from the parking area to the observatory, and binoculars, if you have them.
     $4 per member ($16 max. per member family) and $6 per non-member ($24 max. per non-member family).
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 4pm for program status


Family Campout

Friday May 12, 6 p.m. We are now FULL, but we are taking a waiting list
   Join Program Director, Tim Laughlin, for 
a family campout here at NPF. Our fun filled evening may include a night hike, singing around the campfire, gazing at spring constellations and a celebration of our nocturnal neighbors prior to turning
in for the night. Then awaken early to join our farmer for morning chores, followed by hearty farmer’s breakfast.

Space is limited.

MEMBERS ONLY!
    $50 per family
Please register for the Wait List hereor by calling (203) 938-2117


Family Farm Chores

Saturday May 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
     Who drinks milk, who munches on hay and who eats grain? Find out the answers to these questions and more! You will help feed our chickens, sheep, and cows!

MEMBERS ONLY!
    $10 per family
Please register hereor by calling (203) 938-2117


Become a Beekeeper 
for a Morning

Saturday May 27, 9 – 11 a.m.
     Slip into one of our bee suits and join resident beekeeper, Ann Murray, for an absolutely fascinating morning. You will help her open one of our hives, observe workers and drones, search for brood, and if you are lucky, see the queen. Walk away with a first hand look into the complex and extraordinary workings of the honeybee colony.

Space is limited!

MEMBERS ONLY!
     $25 per person
Please register hereor by calling (203) 938-2117


June Astronomy

Saturday June 3, 8:30pm
   Come join us for viewing planets, stars, and constellations and if we are lucky, view the ISS as it continues to orbit the Earth.
  A short mini-lesson of what can be seen that night will be given 30 minutes prior to the start time in the classroom in the Learning Center.
     $4 per member ($16 max. per member family) and $6 per non-member ($24 max. per non-member family).
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 4pm for program status