Hanson Park Conservancy Stargazing Party
Planetariums are awesome. Lectures are educational. But nothing beats being outside, looking up, and being in awe of the beauty of the star-lit sky. And while it’s often enough to just revel in the beauty and feel small, it’s also wonderful to get an idea of exactly what it is that you are seeing on a clear night.
On Thursday, September 19th, at 7:00-9:30 PM, you can enjoy some stargazing, and the beauty of the stars, constellations, and planets within view. It’s BYOB! Bring your own binoculars, or telescope, but you can also take a look through Bill McLain’s professional telescope. And don’t worry about not knowing what you are looking for or at . . . . free star charts will be available, as will enlightening discourse will fellow star-gazers. The event is free of charge, although donations to Hanson Park Conservancy are greatly appreciated.
The Hanson Park Conservancy is a non profit corporation begun in 2004 by a group of Cranford Citizens to support efforts to upgrade and maintain Hanson Park, and also to provide support to the preservation of the Cranford Canoe Club building. They were responsible, through private fundraising efforts, for completing the restoration of the Cranford Canoe Club, and for the continued maintenance of the park. They have built successful partnerships with schools, and local community groups to provide financial and volunteer support for the park, and to provide programs centered on environmental and cultural topics.
Peaceful stargazing. What a wonderful way to say goodbye to summer, hello to Autumn, and thank you to the heavens above for the beauty that we get the honor of being a part of.