May 5th is a New Moon, offering a perfect opportunity for a dark enough sky for some stargazing.
It’s also the cusp between the first half and last half of spring, the exact mid-point. Some folks call this cross-quarter day between the equinox and solstice “Beltane,” after the Celtic name for this time of year.
Adults and families with children 10 and older are invited to join us on a vernal evening walk of the Great Brook Farm State Park trails and a wilderness meditation. Gain an intimate glimpse into the nocturnal world as we explore the spirituality of stargazing and our place in the cosmos, while watching the night sky and listening for sounds of the forest.
Note: Please bring a red light headlamp. Regular flashlights and headlamps will diminish our ability to allow our eyes to adjust to see the full night sky. It takes approximately 30 minutes to recover from just a few second of exposure to light. Red lights protect our eyesight and night vision, allowing us to see better in the dark and to catch a better glimpse of the Milky Way.
Registration is required. While there is no fee for the program, donations are greatly appreciated.
When: Sunday, May 5th, 2019 | 7:30-9:00PM
Where: Great Brook Farm State Park, 1018 Lowell St, Carlisle, MA 01741
(Permit for event pending approval, location could change within the same geographic area.)