Gettysburg College planetarium director Ian Clarke will be leading a night hike and stargazing session at Strawberry Hill preserve near Fairfield Wednesday night. The event is weather permitting, but the forecast is good at this point. (Note – this is a Strawberry Hill event; see details below).
Wednesday, September 24 — 8:00 pm, meet at the nature center
Explore the science and the stories of the September night sky with Strawberry Hill Naturalist and local planetarium director Ian Clarke. Pack a flashlight for the hike to our viewing location – but once we get there it will be lights out, so our eyes can adapt to the relative darkness of a moonless night on the Preserve. Ian will guide you on a tour of the stars and planets. This month, that will include a swan, a harp, a dragon, and the Milky Way. Dress in layers. You may find it warm as you hike, but chilly when you’re standing still at the stargazing site. The talk will be aimed at people using their unaided eyes, but feel free to bring binoculars. Due to the hike, however, you should leave telescopes at home. $5 members / $8 non-members; pre-registration preferred. 642-5840 www.strawberryhill.org