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- July 9, 2016 8:00 pmSecond Saturday Stars
Phone: (860) 946-0312
P.O. Box 1144
New Milford, CT 06776
Welcome to the John J. McCarthy Observatory!
The Mission of the John J. McCarthy Observatory is to further science literacy, both for students and adults of the Western Connecticut region. With the great appeal of Astronomy, it is a natural tool for creating scientific curiosity and reinforcing interest and skills in science.
The all-volunteer staff of the Observatory is dedicated to exciting people to the joys of science and related fields of mathematics and technology.
Accessible Astronomy Workshops Offered for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Two tactile astronomy workshops will be offered on Saturday May 21, 2016 at the McCarthy Observatory, covering Constellations and the Moon. The workshops are presented at no charge to students and are designed for blind or visually impaired students. Participation is limited and pre-registration is required. Click here for details!
Second Saturday Stars
New telescope users: Bring your equipment and join us in the Newbie Help Corner on the SkyDeck, where one of our knowledgeable volunteers will assist in the set-up and use of your telescope.
The observatory is located on the grounds of New Milford High School on Rte. 7 in New Milford. Enter the high school grounds from Larson Rd., drive to the southwest corner and park in the lot in front of the observatory. Bring questions (and binoculars); we hope to see you there!
PREVIEW OF COMING ATTRACTIONS:
June 11 – Spectroscopy- What light can teach us
July 9 – The Saturnian System – the Ringed Planet
August 13 – What Did We Learn from the Rosetta Mission?
McCarthy Observatory is
located on the campus of
New Milford High School
Route 7, New Milford CT