Sunday, October 14 7:30 PM. Skywatch in Wilton. Join us for an event that will include sightings of several lunar, planetary and other astronomical wonders through the telescopes of members of the John J McCarthy Observatory in New Milford, CT. Meet at Slaughter Field at the corner of Nod Hill and Piper’s Hill Roads. There will be a bonfire near the Piper’s Road entry where s’mores, hot chocolate, hot cider, and other refreshments will be available.
Park along Piper’s Hill Road and dress for the weather (as well as care against ticks) including long pants and long-sleeved shirts, and bring a blanket since the astronomers also will provide an opportunity to lie on the ground to identify some of the celestial bodies overhead. While the event is free, please register in case of possible postponement due to rain. (Rain date: Sunday, October 28). Register at email@example.com Because the Skywatch will occur in a dark environment, dogs are not permitted for this occasion to avoid any harm to attendees or pets.
Skywatch is organized by the Wilton Conservation Conservation Commission, in collaboration with Norwalk River Watershed Association, Wilton Garden Club, Wilton Land Conservation Trust and Woodcock Nature Center.