A forecast of thunder showers forces the Recreation Department to call off the event at Barrington Beach with the Astronomical Society of Southern New England.
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Friday, August 10, 2012
The weather is not cooperating. Tonight’s star-gazing event at Barrington Beach has been cancelled. John Taylor, recreation director, said an attempt will be made to reschedule the event with the Astronomical Society of Southern New England. But it will require finding the right date and night sky to make it successful. Tonight’s sky was supposed to be moonless until about 10 pm. That situation made it perfect for identifying constellations and other objects in the sky over southern New England from about 7:30 to 10 pm.
Astronomical society and recreation department to coordinate an evening of summer star gazing at the beach on Friday, Aug. 10.
See the summer stars at Barrington Beach on Friday night, Aug. 10. The Recreation Department is teaming up with the Astronomical Society of Southern New England (ASSNE) for a night of family star gazing at Barrington Beach. Watch the stars from 7:30 to approximately 10 pm. Bring beach chairs, blankets, snacks and friends, said Katie Grove, summer intern in charge of events. “The ASSNE will be providing multiple telescopes for viewing the stars and George Huftalen of the ASSNE will be walking around, pointing out constellations, and assisting viewers,” Grove said. Just before sunset at 7:52,” said John Taylor, recreation director, “Huftalen will invite guests to lie back, watch for meteors and satellites, listen to music as he points out …