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June 15, 2011

Deep Space Night at Hubbardton Battlefield

The secrets of deep space will be revealed on June 24 from 8 to 10 p.m. at “Deep Space Night” at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site in Hubbardton. Members of the Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers will bring their telescopes and show you why and how stars get in their eyes. Learn about the planets and look into deep space.

You can bring your own telescope or binoculars, if you have them, and of course bring flashlights, blankets, and sweaters. As usual, the marshmallows are on us. Please call ahead to confirm at 802-273-2282. If there is inclement weather, the event will be held on June 25 from 8 to 10 p.m. The Hubbardton Battlefield, with its sweeping mountain views and no modern light pollution, is the perfect spot to observe the night sky. The program is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.

The battlefield is the site of the only Revolutionary War battle fought in Vermont. It is located in Hubbardton on Monument Hill Road, seven miles north of US Route 4 from Castleton or six miles east of VT Route 30 in Hubbardton. The site is regularly open Thursday through Sunday and Monday holidays. The last day of the season is Columbus Day, Oct. 10. Regular admission is $2 for adults and free for children under 15.

For more information about the Vermont state-owned Historic Sites, visit www.HistoricVermont.org/sites, look out for the Historic Sites 2011 Calendar of Events or call John Dumville at 802-828-3051.

Source: Division for Historic Preservation
Last Updated at: June 15, 2011 16:11:19