First Saturdays on the Trail


Star Gazing with Astronomer Bob Berman

Saturday, August 5th, 2017, 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Catskill Center's Thorn Preserve

55 John Joy Road, Woodstock NY


Explore the wonders of the summer sky with local resident, astronomer and author Bob Berman on August 5th. You've seen him on the Letterman show, now let him guide you to the lesser-known, mind-stretching spectacles of our Catskill skies. The center of the galaxy. Black holes. Solar system wonders. It all begins at nightfall on Saturday, August 5, at the Catskill Center’s Thorn Preserve!

Bring a blanket and some chairs and enjoy the colors of the setting sun around 8:30pm, then explore the galaxy through a telescope. The program will begin at 9:15 as the sky darkens.  Perfect for friends and family.

Bob Berman is the author of ten popular astronomy books. Since 1989 he has been the astronomy columnist for Discover and Astronomy magazines. He is also the astronomy editor of the Old Farmer’s Almanac, and is heard every Sunday on WAMC Northeast Public Radio.

In the case of heavy rain, this event will be rescheduled for August 11th, same time and location. Please wear tick protection. Contact Kate Berdan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

This event is free and open to the public. 

The Woodstock Land Conservancy is a non-profit organization committed to the protection and preservation of the open lands, forests, water resources, scenic areas and historic sites in Woodstock and the surrounding area.


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