POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Come join other amateur astronomers, or just lovers of the nighttime sky, at "Starway to Heaven," a monthly observing night at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River.
This year's observing dates are:
Sept. 7/Rain date of Sept. 28.
Oct. 5/Rain date of Oct. 26.
Nov. 2/Rain date of Nov. 30.
The group usually sets up and starts observing a half hour after sunset. You can find the time for sunset at Ward Pound Ridge here.
"Starway to Heaven" is free and sponsored by the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Stargazers are encouraged to bring a telescope — especially if you need help using or setting it up. If you don't have a telescope, you can look through a members' equipment.
Call 1–877–456–5778 for weather cancellations. A good rule of thumb is don't show up if you can't count more than 10 bright stars.
For more information, read the group's general observing guidelines.
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