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Lunar Viewing Party
June 3 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Due to poor weather, this event has been CANCELLED. Check out our other upcoming events this summer!
Join us from 9pm – 11pm here at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm for a Lunar Viewing Party!
Local astronomer Rebecca Spitz, of In Focus Astronomy, has offered up her expertise and her telescope for an up close view of the moon!
Because the light from a bright Moon washes out the Milky Way and some of the fainter deep space objects, the Lunar Experience focuses on the amazing features on the surface of the Moon. We will show you craters in detail you never thought imaginable!
Observation is from 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., but we recommend arriving around 8:30 to set up your chairs or picnic blankets.
Please register below as attendance is capped at 25.
We suggest bringing the following items with you:
Camp chair or picnic blanket to sit on in between observing
A headlamp with a red light setting (white light or bright LED lights ruin night vision)
Close toed shoes
An extra layer to keep warm
There is no charge for this event. Donations are encouraged. $15 for adults, $5 for kids 5 and up.
A Note About Weather
In Focus Astronomy recognizes that inclement weather may arrive at any time without warning. We require clear skies to provide the best stargazing experience possible. If In Focus Astronomy is certain the weather will interfere with stargazing, we will reschedule the event from Friday to Saturday. If the weather interferes with stargazing on Saturday, the event is canceled. In the event Friday and Saturday both have a 50/50 chance of being clear, In Focus Astronomy will run the program as scheduled on Friday. Upon registering, participants will receive detailed information on how to sign up for rescheduling or cancellation alerts.