Observatory to hold program

The John M. McCarthy Observatory in New Milford will hold its next Second Saturday Stars program, a star party, Aug. 10 from 8 to 10 p.m.

If skies are clear, the emphasis will be on learning and navigating the August sky, using laser pointers, the Stellarium planetarium computer program, and observation with several telescopes of different sizes and types.

In the event of rain, the program will focus on celestial navigation inside a classroom at the observatory situated behind New Milford High School on Route 7 South.

For more information, visit www.mccarthyobservatory.org.