Arunah Hill Days
August 21, 2009 @ 12:00 am - August 23, 2009 @ 12:00 am EDT
The Arunah Hill Natural Science Center will host a family-oriented weekend of astronomy, star gazing, nature walks, and science education. Several large telescopes will be available for nightly viewing of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, galaxies, star clusters, and other wonders of the Summer Milky Way. Experienced amateur astronomers will conduct nightly constellation orientation talks. Specially filtered solar telescopes will also be used during daylight hours to reveal sunspots and solar prominences.
Saturday afternoon activities for families feature guided nature walks, gps treasure hunts, and the famous Arunah Hill Days rocket building and launch fest. All children will be able to build and launch a model rocket under the supervision of "Ranger Gary".
All events are free and open to the public. Novice Stargazers Welcome.
A limited number of primitive camp sites are available for a modest fee, on a first come, first serve" basis.
Absolutely no pets or alcohol allowed on the premises.
Attendees are asked to restrict use of white light flashlights when telescopes are in use. (Red Filters OK)
Food and drinks available at reasonable prices (run by a local Boy Scout Troop)
The Arunah Hill Natural Science Center is located at 218 Trouble Street, Cummington, MA 01026