Aldrich had at least 62 people turn out for the star gazing program at the Boylston soccer field across from the Town Offices on Friday October 07, 2022.
There was a short rain interruption but everyone huddled under the pavilion while Aldrich President Jim Zebrowski gave a short talk about astronomy to the audience & passed around some meteorites for everyone to make that connection to space.
Aldrich Facilities Manager Kim Lemerise brought his telescope and Jim brought the Aldrich 8 inch Celestron Dob, and the 80 mm refractor that was donated by Len DiPinto. We were able to view the Waxing Gibbous Moon, Saturn, and Jupiter through scattered clouds. A lot of young kids and even some adults who never looked through a telescope attended the program. Pamela Freschette, the Parks & Recreation Director for Boylston, did an amazing job getting the word out so Aldrich got a great turnout for this program!
We had a lot of people thank us for giving this program – it was a very receptive and appreciative audience!