September 30, 2013
While a little rain is expected to fall mid-week, the approaching weekend’s forecast is a good one for star gazing. The Northeastern Junior College’s 2013 Fall Star Party is scheduled for this Saturday, October 5th, at North Sterling State Park.
The party will be held at the east end of the Chimney View Campground. Participants should plan on arriving at 7:00 p.m. so that there is still enough light to familiarize yourself with the area during twilight. The party can be held so long as there is at least 40 percent clear sky. Overcast beyond this will usually result in a cancellation. Look to the sky before you make the drive. There is a $7.00 per vehicle fee to enter the park; carpool to keep the cost and number of vehicles to a minimum. This event is open to the public as well as any students at the college interested in peering into the night sky with a high powered lens.
The party is coordinated by Dave Coles who teaches astronomy and other science related class at Northeastern.