July 8-10, 2016

NORTHFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS


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2016 PROGRAM

 

 

FRIDAY NIGHT ACTIVITIES

   

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

A field trip to a local private observatory featuring a 12.5-inch telescope will follow dinner. The observatory tour will be conducted by Hughes Pack and Peter Talmage.

 

OBSERVING SESSIONS

   

Bring your telescope for the observing sessions on Friday and Saturday evenings at our "Fuller's Pasture" dark-sky viewing site near the Environmental Center. Please note that the Environmental Center will not be open on Friday evening.

Location:  

Latitude: N42 36.950'

Longitude:  W72 28.151'

Sunset

Astronomical twilight ends

Moonset

8 July 8:30 PM 10:41 PM

9 July 8:29 PM 10:40 PM

 

 

SATURDAY ACTIVITIES

   

 

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

  • To be announced


All Day: Conjunction "Barlow Bob" Memorial Solar Star Party

Named in honor of "Barlow" Bob Godfrey, a well known and highly enthusiastic popularizer of solar observing, our solar star party will feature spectacular close-up views of our nearest star through specially-filtered telescopes provided Conjunction attendees.

If you have a solar scope, please bring it along to share Bob's star with others.


Saturday afternoon program

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • To be announced

OUTDOOR DINNER - Hot and cold buffet-style gourmet dinners will be available beginning at approximately 6 pm. Details/price to be announced.


Saturday evening address

7:30 PM

  • To be announced

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