Free telescopic observing night – featuring our moon

WATERTOWN, NY — As we near the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the moon, Sci-Tech invites the public to a free observing session at 9:30pm on Friday, July 12.

The telescopic observing night will be held on the lawn in front of the library at Thousand Island Park, on Wellesley Island. Telescopes will be set up to view a variety of celestial phenomena, and Sci-Tech staff will be on hand to point out constellations and guide you around the sky.

The highlights of this evening will be spectacular views of our moon, as well as the planet Saturn with its rings, and the planet Jupiter with its moons.

This astronomy night will be held on the lawn in front of the Thousand Island Park Library, at 42743 St. Lawrence Avenue, Thousand Island Park, NY.

Directions are straightforward.
●Take Route 81 North, crossing the toll bridge to Wellesley Island, then get off at exit 51.
●Turn right onto County Route 191
●In half a mile, turn right onto Route 100, Thousand Island Park Road (AKA: Westminster Park Road)
●Drive about 2.3 miles, then continue for another 0.4 miles as the road becomes Coast Ave, then Rainbow Ave.
●The Library will be to your left, and we will be set up on the lawn between the Library and the river.

In the event of overcast skies, the astronomy night will be canceled, and a message to that effect will be placed on our astronomy telephone line at (315) 788-2738.

The Sci-Tech Museum, located at 154 Stone Street, just off the Public Square in
Watertown, is northern New York’s “hands-on” science museum. It features more than 40 participatory exhibits for all ages – children and adults.