REDDING, Conn. -- The Summer Triangle will be the star as the New Pond Farm Observatory in West Redding welcomes visitors for an evening of star-gazing Saturday.
Views can discover the summer stars of Vega, Altair and Deneb plus see the moons of Saturn and the phases of Venus. All ages are welcome for the show at 8 p.m., Saturday.
The program will point out some major points of interest in the summertime night sky. A prominent feature is the three stars of the Summer Triangle -- Vega, Altair and Deneb -- which are in separate constellations, Lyra the lyre, Aquila the eagle, and Cygnus the swan, respectively. Saturn and its moons is another show stopper, along with Venus. Ever wonder why Venus is so much brighter than a much larger Saturn? Come find out and learn some of the nightly mysteries that are always right above our heads.
Dress appropriately and bring a flashlight for the walk from parking area to the observatory. Lawn chair, binoculars and insect repellent are optional.
Cost for members of New Pond Farm and the Discovery Center: is $4 per person with a $16 maximum for a family; for nonmembers, it's $6 per person with $24 maximum for a family.
New Pond Farm is at 101 Marchant Road, West Redding. Park at the Learning Center lot and walk to the observatory.