We're lucky enough in the Hudson Valley to capture some beautiful happenings in the sky.
But a trip further upstate will give you access to some breathtaking views of the night sky. A company called Meteor Cruise in Kortright, New York is hosting a camping event under the stars. According to their website, on Saturdays from June through August an "astronomer will guide you through the night sky with a large green pointer and his voice is projected to all by loudspeaker."
Guests can either camp out on the grounds or stay the night at a nearby hotel. A $55 entry fee will give you access to the mountain field where you can park your car or tent.
Stargazers will learn about and experience the following according to Meteor Cruise:
Double Star Systems
Deep Space Clouds of Gas & Dust
Open Star Clusters
Giant Red Stars
Newly Born Stars
The Milky Way
The Great Rift
We looked for reviews of the astronomy lesson on Facebook and several people said that while they purchased their tickets, they are canceled or postponed due to weather. So if you're purchasing a ticket and heading out to Delaware County, make sure you take a look at the forecast.
With that being said, if it turns into a cloudy night you'll still be able to hang around for the sunset and a concert on the mountain field.
Tickets are available, but spots are filling up quickly. Get your tickets and make your reservations now at MeteorCruise.com
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I happened to be awake for the partial lunar eclipse on Friday morning (11/19/21), I'm always awake, and out of the house around 4 am for work but I nearly missed it. I knew about it the celestial event but I forgot when I woke up. Then, I was driving down Route 7 towards Brookfield, CT headed for the I-95 studio and the sight punched me in the face. I saw one of the most brilliant and vivid moon scenes in my life. What jumped out at me was how well I could see the shape of the moon. The eclipse itself transformed the moon from a circle into a sphere for me, it made me feel small and insignificant in the best way possible. While the lunar eclipse was a show worth seeing, it was not the only day the moon was working magic on anyone willing to look up, there has been a show in the sky for the past few weeks. I snapped a few photos of the moon's majesty last week (11/16/21), posted one and asked the Ethan and Lou Radio Show (I-95) listeners to share theirs, this is what they sent me.