September 15-17, 2017

NORTHFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS


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2017 PROGRAM

Program and registration info will be posted in the spring.  Have a nice winter!

 

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

 

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. Jupiter, Mars and Saturn will dominate the heavens, together with the thin, waxing crescent moon. 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

 

 

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 memory of “Barlow” Bob Godfrey, a well known and highly enthusiastic popularizer of solar observing and Conjunction supporter, our solar star party will feature spectacular close-up views of our nearest star through specially-filtered telescopes.

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. See the registration page for details/prices.


Saturday evening address

7:30 PM

  • To Be Announced

 


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