On Friday night, July 28, Sci-Tech will hold an outdoor astronomy night at the Perch River Air Monitoring Site, just north of Watertown. This is a free event, with telescopes set up to view a variety of celestial objects.
The highlights of this night will be the planet Saturn and its rings, the planet Jupiter with its moons, as well as an interesting view of our own moon. We may also see a few meteors from the Alpha Capriconids meteor shower. Sci-Tech staff will be on hand to point out constellations and other objects of interest, and guide you around the sky.
This astronomy night will be held in the parking lot of the Air Monitoring site at the Perch River Wildlife Management Area. Please note that there are no restrooms nor other facilities near the site. And, don’t forget to bring along your insect repellent.
This is a family-friendly event, so please – no alcoholic beverages.
In the event of overcast skies, the astronomy night will be canceled.
9:00pm, Friday, 28 July 2017
Directions to the site are easy:
From Exit 47 of Route 81, take Route 12 North.
Go 6.5 miles north on Route 12, then turn right onto Vaadi Road.
The Air Monitoring Site is 2/10 of a mile on the left.
Or, from Fort Drum: Take Route 342 west to the intersection with Route 12.
Turn right (north) onto Route 12.
Vaadi Road is about 4.4 miles north of 342 on Route 12.
Turn right onto Vaadi Road. The Air Monitoring Site is 2/10 of a mile on the left.