Thursday, Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. — HUBBARDTON — Head to the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site in Hubbardton Thursday, Aug. 28 from 8 – 11 p.m. for “Deep Space Night.” Take a good look at satellites, the stars, and planets of deep space with members of the Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers. If the weather is inclement, enjoy an inside program with exciting images of space at 8 p.m.
The astronomers will share their telescopes and knowledge with you. You bring blankets, flashlights, and if you like your own binoculars or telescopes. Marshmallows are provided.
The Hubbardton Battlefield has no modern light pollution and a sweeping open sky, and is the perfect spot to observe the heavens.
The program is free and open to the public. It’s fun for the whole family. Stay up late one more time before heading back to school!
Donations are appreciated. Call ahead, at 802-273-2282, to confirm if the program is outside or inside.
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 open Thursdays through Sundays through Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 13.
For more info, visit www.historicsites.vermont.gov.