'Eye On The Sky' Stargazing Party

Aug 2, 2016

Update 08/12/2016: Thanks to all the listeners and callers who made this year's Stargazing Party success. You can listen back the show here.

Take your radio and a blanket into the backyard and tune in to VPR for our Eye on the Sky Stargazing Party on Wednesday, August 10 at 9 p.m.

VPR's Ric Cengeri speaks with Mark Breen, Planetarium Director of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium in St. Johnsbury. He answers your questions about the stars, planets and constellations. You'll learn about the Summer Triangle, meteor showers, how to use the Big Dipper to find other stars and much more.

Your questions are an important part of the broadcast. You can call in during the show or email your questions ahead of time.

Want to throw your own stargazing party? It's easy! Invite your friends and family. Set up lawn chairs or spread blankets on the ground. Turn on a radio or the VPR smartphone app and look up! For "night vision" that won't interfere with your ability to see the stars, wrap a red scarf, bandana or cellophane around your flashlight and secure it with a rubber band.