Beer Tasting and Sky Gazing Fundraiser

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Beer Tasting and Sky Gazing Fundraiser

Time: August 12, 2015 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: Hyland Orchards
Street: 195 Arnold Road
City/Town: Sturbridge, MA
Website or Map: http://www.hitchcockacademy.o…
Phone: 4132459977
Event Type: fundraiser
Organized By: sue gregory
Latest Activity: Jul 30, 2015

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Event Description

Set your eyes to the sky to view the summer spectacular meteor shower at this fund raising event.  Enjoy Rapscallion’s beer tasting, or homemade root beer and Polar beverages for those under 21. Pretzels and chips are also included.  The Perseids meteor shower will be at its peak between August 9 and 13, and since it is a new moon, viewing the shooting stars should be amazing! Start the evening with a Native American tale of how the stars got in the sky.  Amateur Astronomers will bring a telescope to view Saturn, Uranus, Neptune or a myriad of deep sky objects.

Bring a 6-pack of friends to this fun fundraising event!

(Suggested age 5 - root beer served - to Adult)

Date: Wednesday,August 12,  8-10 PM (overcast date: Thurs, Aug 13)  In case of overcast skies on Aug. 13 an astronomy slide show about the solar system will be held in the pavilion. 

Place: Hyland Orchards 195 Arnold Road, Sturbridge MA 

Brought to you byRapscallion Brewery, Hyland Orchard, Astronomer Geoff McLean from the Thames Amateur Astronomical Society and Sue Gregory with Hitchcock Academy

What to bring: Only red flashlights are allowed to protect your night vision for best viewing from the orchard field. Red cellophane will be available.  Bring a blanket or two to enjoy the magical night sky.

Fee: $15 Adults in advance, $20 at the door, $5 under 21.

Advance registration requested.  Purchase tickets online at

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