WOW- Stargazing Canceled!

Posted on 30. Mar, 2014 by in World of Wonder, WOW Upcoming Events

With regret, the Stargazing event planned for April 4 at Fisher Farm has been canceled due to the weather forecast.  Watch here and our email list for future events. Keep looking to the stars!

Have you been watching Cosmos on Fox network for the past few weeks?  Like the original program with Carl Sagan this current program featuring Neal De Grasse Tyson calls us to wonder about the universe.  If you have found this program intriguing or even if you haven’t watched it yet you may be interested enough to want to spend some time contemplating the stars and the other lights in the night sky.  You have a chance this Friday, April 4th at Fisher Farm Park.  Below is a link to more information about Cosmos the TV show and information about our Stargazing event.  Hope to see you soon.

http://www.cosmosontv.com

EXPLORE THE SPRING SKY: STARGAZING AT FISHER FARM PARK, Friday, April 4th, 8:30pm to 10:30pm:  People of all ages are invited to a wondrous night of stargazing at Fisher Farm Park.  This event is sponsored by WOW, Woodland Discovery and Davidson Lands Conservancy. The Physics Department from Davidson College and the Charlotte Astronomy Club are providing equipment and expertise for this popular event.  All telescopes will be set up and ready to go by 8:30pm.  After that, no changes to the telescopes will be made. Therefore, come any time between 8:30pm and 10:30pm.  You’re welcome to bring your own telescope.  Bring a flashlight; be sure to stop at the WOW table and have red cellophane put on your flashlight when you arrive at Fisher Farm.  This enables us to see the sky better. Keep car lights dimmed and your speed very slow as you drive into Fisher Farm to keep dust and glare from interfering with the night sky. Please keep your dogs leashed and under good control.  No registration is required. This is a free event, but WOW and DLC need your membership support.   You can become a member for as little as $35 a year.  Please join at davidsonlands.orgDonations at the site will be gladly accepted!  If you’d like to volunteer, email dlc.wow@gmail.com.

See the attached “Star Map” for our April skies!

Fisher Farm Park is located at 21215 Shearer Road on the east side of Davidson.  Take East Rocky River Road to Shearer, then head north on Shearer about 1 mile and Fisher Farm Park will be on the left.

CANCELLATION NOTE:  If we need to cancel, due to weather (cloudy skies, etc.) or other circumstances, we’ll try to email everyone by noon, Friday, April 4thPlease double-check before leaving home!   We’ll also post a sign at Fisher Farm Park.  If cancelled, we’ll not be re-scheduling.  Make sure you and your friends are on our WOW email list!

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