The John J. McCarthy Observatory in New Milford will hold its next “Second Saturday Stars” program Sept. 12 from 8 to 10 p.m.

The topic at the observatory located behind New Milford High School on Route 7 South will be “Observing the Mysteries of the Milky Way Galaxy,” presented by Cecilia Deitrich, former art teacher at Hill and Plain School and a member of the observatory and the Springfield Telescope Makers.

Guests are invited to record and sketch their observations in an astronomy journal.

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