October 03, 2011
The Hubbardton Battlefield, with its sweeping mountain views and no modern light pollution, is the perfect spot to observe the night sky. Saturday, October 8, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. the historic site will host a special astronomy program – and a marshmallow roast.
Members of the Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers will be on hand to focus on the stars, planets, the waxing moon, and perhaps deep space objects. They will bring telescopes to share. You can bring your own telescope or binoculars, if you like. Blankets and flashlights are recommended, we’ll provide the marshmallows.
The program is free and open to the public. It’s fun for the whole family. Donations are appreciated.
If skies are cloudy, the event will be held on October 9. Call ahead, at 802-273-2282, to confirm the program is on. The Visitor Center will open to the public at 6:00 p.m.
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 Vermont Route 30 in Hubbardton. The site is open Thursdays through Sundays and will be open for the last day of the season on Columbus Day, Monday, October 10.
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Source: Division for Historic Preservation
Last Updated at: October 03, 2011 11:44:58