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Star Party 6-24-16

June 24, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Talk topic: “Mars! — The Red planet in fact, lore and fiction”.  Every 26 months, Earth catches up to Mars.  Last month Earth and Mars were at the closest in several years with Mars only about 45 million miles away (only 45 million!).  We’ll discuss ancient beliefs, the fascination of Mars in popular culture, and recent discoveries about Mars.  Care to guess how many movies (including shorts & cartoons) have been made about Mars?  More than 70!

Talk starts in the AB Ceder room.  After the talk there will be stargazing if the weather permits.  Free; open to the public.  Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Dress warmly, as even in the summer it may be chilly.


June 24, 2016
8:00 pm
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White Memorial Conservation Center
80 Whitehall Rd
Litchfield, CT 06759 United States
Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club