Sackets Battlefield to host stargazing

SACKETS HARBOR — The Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site will host a “Navigating the Night Sky” event from 8 to 11 p.m. July 26 on the lawn west of the red barn on the battlefield. The host will be Timothy J. Abel.

If bad weather on Friday night doesn’t allow stargazing, the date will shift to July 27.

Lights will provide a path from the battlefield site’s parking lot on Hill Street to the stargazing location.

Mr. Abel will help to identify a few anchor objects like planets or constellations to navigate the night sky.

To prepare for the visit, guests can download and print a star chart or download a stargazing app for a smart phone or tablet.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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