We live in the golden age of astronomy, yet few of us know the stars the way Westport’s farmers and sailors knew them more than a century ago.
The night sky is constantly changing, depending on the time of year and the time of night. Join WLCT and amateur astronomer, Greg Stone, on four journeys across the night sky through the seasons of the year at the Westport Town Farm. Start to make the stars your own. Meet them, not through the giant lenses and cameras of space telescopes, but through the wonder you can experience in your own backyard on any clear night.
These are BYOB events–Bring Your Own Binoculars. Yes, ordinary binoculars are sufficient for stargazing. We will primarily be exploring the night sky with our naked eye, you can extend that exploration to some very special objects such as nebulae and clusters by using a pair of ordinary binoculars. Please plan to dress warmer than you think you have to, bring a red light to preserve your night vision, and leave your smartphones at home or in your pocket.
The Westport Town Farm is a 40-acre colonial-era farmstead owned by the Town of Westport and operated by the Trustees.
Stars of Winter
Thursday, February 8th • 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm