The Astronomical Society of Greenwich will have free telescope demonstrations for solar observation, finding the crescent Moon, Venus, and perhaps even Jupiter in the daytime sky, and will be providing information about the ASG and ecological aspects of astronomy such as reducing light pollution.
You will find them near the Innis Arden Cottage.
About the Astronomical Society of Greenwich
Founded in 1985, the Astronomical Society of Greenwich is an association for amateur astronomers at all levels of expertise, affiliated with the Natural Science and Education Departments of the Bruce Museum. Our goals are:
- To advance awareness and understanding of various aspects of astronomy
- To facilitate contact among amateur astronomers
- To maintain a liaison with astronomical organizations in the Fairfield-Westchester area
- To provide a focal point for astronomical information and education for area residents
- To foster a scientific and social atmosphere for the benefit of our members
The ASG holds a Monthly Meeting at the Bruce Museum, usually on the second Sunday of the month, in March, April, May, September, October, and November. Generally this consists of a short business meeting, presentations of items of current interest by members, and a lecture, workshop, slide show, or other program given by a member or an outside speaker.
The ASG also operates the Bowman Observatory, a facility owned and maintained by the Greenwich Board of Education, under the auspices of Greenwich Adult Continuing Education. Located on the grounds of the Julian Curtiss Elementary School in central Greenwich, on the corner of Milbank Avenue and East Elm Street (north end), one block south of East Putnam Avenue (US 1), the Observatory contains a 12½” Meade reflecting telescope. It is open to the public, free of charge, on the first and third Wednesday of every month, year-round (weather permitting) and for special events such as eclipses. Approximate opening time is 7 PM in winter, 8 PM in spring and fall, and 9 PM in summer.