New Moon Night At High Bridge

Published 2:55 pm Tuesday, October 1, 2013

High Bridge Trail State Park will host an astronomy event on Friday evening, October 4, beginning on the bridge at 7:30 p.m. Full moons are spectacular and many people enjoy walking in the moonlight, but new moons have special appeal, too. Because new moon nights are the darkest nights, they offer the best opportunities for viewing some of the most elusive objects in the night sky. Sky-conditions permitting, this night the telescope will seek out the two most distant planets in our solar system, Uranus and Neptune. A sky tour will point out other objects that can be seen with the unaided eye, including the Double Cluster, Andromeda Galaxy, and prominent constellations of the autumn sky.

High Bridge Trail State Park's astronomy events are held near the center of High Bridge where the view of the sky is unobstructed. This location is approximately 1.25 miles from the closest parking lot (High Bridge Trail State Park's River Road lot), so please allow ample time to traverse the distance. The event is free, but State Park parking fees apply.

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