Observatory to hold program
John J. McCarthy Observatory in New Milford will hold its next “Second Saturday Stars” program, “McCarthy Meteor Observation Program,” Nov. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m.
The observatory began observing meteors with the great Leonid Meteor Storm of November 2001.
During the 2002 Perseid meteor shower, the observatory determined the altitude of a meteor.
For the Perseid meteor shower in 2013, the facility installed its first all-sky camera; it has been imaging the entire visible sky continuously ever since.
This spring, the observatory added a video all-sky camera and became part of the Sky Sentinel Meteor Network.
Two new cameras are nearing completion and staff will soon install the first network to monitor the skies over the Northeastern states for meteors and fireballs.
The observatory is located behind New Milford High School on Route 7 South.