Well, maybe we’re not “Big Sky Country”, but we do have a big sky…and we do live in the country…and we are at the highest inhabited point in North Stonington! So when we saw that the North Stonington Citizens Land Alliance was looking for a venue for a telescope night here in town, we eagerly volunteered Morning Star Meadows Farm as the perfect locale!
We are blessed with very little light pollution here, although even since we moved here 4 years ago, we have noticed more and more on some of the horizons each year. We have had visitors here from the big cities who have actually been unnerved by the lack of artificial light out here! They’ve sat at our dining table, enjoying truly fresh food from our farm, glancing through the dining room window at the waning light as the sun sets, wonding how in the world they’ll drive back to their hotel in DARKNESS!
I like to remind the children frequently how blessed we are to see the stars on clear nights…how their cousins who live in big cities have to drive an hour out of town to see stars because of light pollution.
It is with a grateful heart for this blessing of an awesome night sky that we cordially invite you to share our blessing in conjunction with a night skies event this Saturday:
High On A North Stonington Hill,
“EXPLORE THE NIGHT SKY”
WITH MYSTIC SEAPORT’S TREWORGY PLANETARIUM’S
LARRY KROZEL and PLANETARIUM TELESCOPE
ROY AND ROBIN KERLIN’S FARM
307 WYASSUP ROAD
NORTH STONINGTON CT
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 7:00 PM
Important weather alert for all: if any question about weather on 13th, between 1-4 pm, call 860-599-5517 to hear a quick weather alert, “Yes, it’s on,” or “No, it’s off”, rain date tomorrow October 14.)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 7:00 PM (CLOUD COVER OR RAIN DATE)
Weather alert for all: call between 1-4 pm, on 14th, 860-599-5517, to hear a quick weather alert, “Yes, it’s on,” or “No, it’s off.” Future date on hold.
NO FEE: ALL ARE WELCOME: ADULTS, TEENAGERS, PARENTS, SINGLES, CHILDREN (SORRY, NO DOGS)
The North Stonington Citizens Land Alliance, a land conservation group in its 25th year, is proud and happy to welcome Larry Krozel, lecturer at The Treworgy Planetarium of Mystic Seaport, as he sets up a planetarium telescope for an evening of looking up at the heavens at the home of Roy and Robin Kerlin and their children at 307 Wyassup Road, North Stonington. The program is called, “Exploring The Night Sky”and offers all of us an opportunity of looking at the heavens through a Planetarium Telesope as we talk with Larry Krozel high on a hill at the Kerlin’s sheep farm. We invite you to come!