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- February 13, 2016 7:00 pmSecond Saturday Stars
- March 12, 2016 7:00 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.
***CANCELLED FOR FEBRUARY***
Second Saturday Stars & Special Events
Due to the excessive cold and dangerous wind chill forecast for Saturday night, the observatory staff have decided to cancel Second Saturday Stars this month. The presentation- “Robotic Exploration of the Solar System” will be given at a future Second Saturday, potentially as soon as next month! Stay warm and see you in March!
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:
February 13 – Robotic Exploration of the Solar System (Live from California!)
March 12 – New Horizons- What we learned about Pluto
April 9 – State of Our Planet
McCarthy Observatory is
located on the campus of
New Milford High School
Route 7, New Milford CT