Ward Pound Ridge: Clear Dark Sky Tracking

Ever wonder about some of the other activities besides the Leatherman’s Loop that take place at the Rez?

One group that makes a regular appearance is the Westchester Amateur Astronomers, Inc. group that meets at the Meadow Parking Lot monthly for stargazing. 

From their web site:  “We are a not–for–profit organization open to people of all ages with the desire to learn more about astronomy and who share an interest in viewing the universe. We range from enthusiastic amateurs and educators to casual stargazers and families. Everything you need to know about our organization is outlined below.”

More information about the “Starway to Heaven” events:

“Starway to Heaven is our monthly observing night at The Meadow, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, NY. The remaining observing dates in 2009 are:

Saturday March 21st — 7pm to 9pm. Raindate: March 28th.
Saturday April 4th — 8pm to 10pm. Raindate: April 11th.
Saturday May 23rd — 8:30pm to 10:30pm. Raindate: May 30th.
Saturday June 13th — 9pm to 11pm. Raindate: June 27th.
Saturday July 18th — 9pm to 11pm. Raindate: July 25th.
Saturday August 15th — 9pm to 11pm. Raindate: August 22nd.
Saturday September 19th — 8pm to 10pm. Raindate: September 26th.
Saturday October 17th — 8pm to 10pm. Raindate: October 24th.
Saturday November 14th — 7pm to 9pm. Raindate: November 21st.
Saturday December 12th — 6:30pm to 9pm. Raindate: December 19th.

“Starway to Heaven” is free and open to the public through the generosity of the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. We encourage you to bring your telescope — especially if you need help using or setting it up. Don’t have a telescope? You can look through our members’ equipment. Call 1–877–456–5778 for weather cancellations.

A good rule of thumb: Don’t show up if you can’t count more than 10 bright stars. Please read our General Observing Guidelines. The WAA cannot guarantee the turnout of members and telescopes during the winter months.