Join your neighbors at the
Join your neighbors at the lower parking lot at Marsh Creek State Park in Eagle, Chester County for an exciting evening exploring the wonders of the heavens.
Watch a sunset become a star-laced sky, view planets, star clusters and galaxies using our members’ telescopes and live view star cameras. There will be activities to thrill and challenge all ages, so don’t miss out!
These events are free of charge provided to the community by your neighbors who are members of the Chesmont Astronomical Society
Because these events are clear, dark sky, weather dependent be sure to check our website (www.chesmontastro.org) after 5:00 pm for last minute schedule changes.
Questions or comments? Please use our Contact Form.
(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
Join us at the Crow's
Join us at the Crow’s Nest Preserve for our monthly club meeting.
Our Guest Speaker will be Tony Nicastro from West Chester University.
Here’s a preview:
Because the mechanism for the origin of life on Earth is currently unknown and because apparently life arose very early in the evolution of the planet, some astrobiologists indicate that the time interval between Earth’s formation and the rise of life is too small for the requisite complex biochemistry to have occurred. Scientists have suggested life arose elsewhere in the Galaxy and was deposited here in ejecta from some planet on which life formed. In particular, we will investigate whether genetic material can survive the time scales needed for interstellar trajectories and the damaging effects of the ubiquitous cosmic rays in our Galaxy.