Stargazing Wonders of the Universe
Tour the spring constellations and travel back in time as you gaze into the driftless dark skies of the Mounds View Grasslands.
According to John Heasley, astronomer: "We know about deep time in the Driftless Region. Because the landscape was never smoothed by the glaciers or filled with drift, the older landforms are there for us to read and enjoy. Along with the ancient landscape, we enjoy the the darkest skies in southern Wisconsin. It's a perfect place for time travel."
=Please join us on Saturday night, May 9th to explore the wonders of the universe. Participants will view stars, clusters, nebulas, and galaxies though an 8-inch telescope and binoculars. We will also see Mercury, Venus, Jupiter,and maybe Saturn. Our guide will be John Heasley of Driftless Stargazing LLC. John is an experienced astronomy educator and stargazer who enjoys connecting people with the cosmos. His column, Driftless Dark Skies, appears monthly in the Voice of the River Valley.
To register for this for this special dark sky event, please contact Karen Agee. Bring along a lawn chair or blanket, binoculars, or a spotting scope if you have one. We will call you if the sky conditions are unfavorable. Space is limited; however, If we do not get enough registrants, we may cancel the event.
Date & time: Saturday, May 9 - 8:00 to 10:00 PM (with a cloud/rain date of May 10th)
Location: Mounds View Grasslands
Directions: From Mt. Horeb, west on US Hwy. 18/151 about 2 miles, south/left on County Highway F about 1 mile, turn right to stay on F, west about 5 miles, north/right on Reilly Road to barn and proceed to parking lot and kiosks at the end of the road (past the Schurch-Thomson barn). Map app: Enter 'Reilly Rd, Barneveld, WI'
Cost: $ 7.00 per person
Contact: Karen Agee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-824-8638, RSVP