Star Party—Telescope Viewing of the Night Sky

Star Party—Telescope Viewing of the Night Sky

Monday March 7th * 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Area residents are invited to a “star party,” a telescope viewing of the night sky at Pine Hill Recreation Area near Waynesboro.
The event, a partnership between The Institute and Tri-State Astronomers (TSA), is free and open to the public.
Telescopes will be set up in the park, and members of the Tri-State Astronomers club will be on hand to guide viewers and answer questions.
Event coordinator and TSA member, Andy Smetzer said, “One of the goals of our group is to have as many people as possible look through a telescope.
It’s also a good chance for someone thinking of buying a telescope to try one out and ask questions.”
“During the star party, we will be observing various nebula and star clusters of the winter night sky,” Smetzer said.
For more information on the night skies, Smetzer suggests these websites: www.tristateastronomers.org and www.spaceweather.com.
Viewers may come and go anytime during the event.
Those attending may bring their own telescope and binoculars, as well as lawn chairs or blankets.
Flashlights are not permitted in the telescope viewing area but may be used to reach the area from the parking lot.
Free –  Presented by The Institute
(Cloud date TBA if needed—check website if cloudy)
 
Summer Explore, Here Comes The Sun – The Institute

Summer Explore, Here Comes The Sun – The Institute

Wednesdays June 23rd – Wednesday July 28th * 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
The Institute is offering a series of six new outdoor adventure programs in June & July.
Designed for kids in grades K to 5, the EXPLORE! at Pine Hill Recreation Area in Waynesboro, Pa.
All program activities are outside. Each week will feature a different theme.
Taught by Institute educators, every program includes educational activities related to the season and theme.
The theme for July 28 is “Here Comes the Sun.”
Kids explore trees and flowers, and hunt for seeds as they hike along Fox Crossing Trail with their instructor.
Participants learn about our great star—the sun—and listen to a story about the sun.
In addition, they will also create a make-and-take craft—nature sun catchers—to take home with them.
Grades: K–5
Cost: $5 member, $6 non-member. Pre-registration is required. Email us to sign up for these summer adventures! Email to: info@natureandcultureinstitute.org