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Star Party – Talk topic: Astronomy 001 – How the sky works

February 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Ever look at the sky and wonder why the stars rise in the East and set in the West?  For that matter, why does the Sun rise in the East?  Why not the North, or the West?  And why does a particular star rise 4 minutes later each day?  Are the stars lazy?

By request, we’re covering “the basics” this month, so here’s your chance to find out how the sky works.  In this talk we’ll answer these questions and many more.  No prior knowledge of astronomy is required – just curiosity.
Talk starts in the AB Ceder room at the time noted.  After the talk there will be stargazing at the observatory 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.


February 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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White Memorial Conservation Center
80 Whitehall Rd
Litchfield, CT 06759 United States


Denis Williamson
Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club