Star Party on Oct. 7

GREENSBORO – The Greensboro Free Library will hold a star party at Caspian Lake Beach with a newly purchased telescope on Thursday October 7, at 6 p.m. Learn about the new telescope and how it works and to view the night sky with local astronomers Brad Vietje from the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation and Paul Fixx.

The event is just before International Library Telescope Observation Week, and we will be able to see Venus, the moon, Saturn’s rings, and moons of Jupiter! Sunset is at 6:18 p.m., so participants should gather with some daylight to learn about the telescope. Once dark, viewers will take turns looking through the telescope at the night sky.

This library lending telescope was purchased through a special program outfitting telescopes for library lending through the Vermont Astronomical Society. This telescope will be available for lending from the Greensboro Free Library after the event.

The event is free and open to all adults and children. Contact greensborokids@gmail.com with questions.

In the event of cloudy or rainy weather, contact the library at 533-2531 (closes at 5 p.m., on Thursdays).