August 22-23, 2014


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The Conjunction will kick off again with dinner at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant, a family restaurant Route 2 in Gill, MA at 6:30 PM.  If you wish, you can meet us at the Barton Cove parking lot at 6:15 PM, or at the restaurant itself at 6:30.

  • Address: 39 French King Highway Rte. 2, Gill, MA 01354

    Phone: (413) 863-8210

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Given clear skies, we will be at our regular observing site in Fuller's Pasture adjacent the Environmental Center starting at 8 PM on both Friday and Saturday nights.  Why not join us?  Please note that the Environmental Center building will be closed on Friday evening.


Latitude: N42° 36.950'


Astronomical twilight ends


Longitude:  W72° 28.151'






Saturday morning program

9 AM

The morning kicks off with a welcome over coffee and donuts at the Northfield Mountain Environmental Center.  The Conjunction's Swap Table, where astronomical goodies are bought and sold all day long also opens at 9.

10:00 AM - 11:30 PM


All Day: Conjunction Solar Star Party

"Barlow Bob" Godfrey and friends will treat us to spectacular close-up views of the sun through specially filtered telescopes.

Saturday afternoon program

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


OUTDOOR DINNER - A complete hot and cold buffet-style dinner will be available beginning at approximately 6 PM.  Last-minute registrants must contact Dave Gallup at (413) 525-4697.

Saturday evening address

7:30 PM

"Navigating our Milky Way Galaxy" 

William H. Waller

This talk will give a tour of the entire Milky Way -- as viewed from our particular perspective within the Galaxy, and as imagined from beyond.

William H. Waller, Ph.D. is an astronomer, science educator, and writer. He has worked with NASA on several space science research missions and educational outreach programs. He currently teaches physical sciences at his hometown high school in Rockport, MA, and serves as a Zooniverse Teacher Ambassador.

Copies of his book, The Milky Way–An Insider’s Guide, will be available for sale before and after his talk.

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