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Eye On The Sky Stargazing Party

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Monday, August 12, 2013 at 9 p.m.! Take your radio and a blanket into the backyard and tune in for our annual Eye on the Sky Stargazing Party.

VPR's Ric Cengeri will be joined by Mark Breen, Director of the Fairbanks Planetarium in Saint Johnsbury. He'll answer your questions about the stars, planets, and constellations.  We'll also be watching for the Perseid Meteor Shower, which will be approaching its peak.

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.

Throwing a Stargazing Party:  It's easy!  Invite your friends and family.  Set up lawn chairs or spread blankets on the ground.  Turn the radio on 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.

The Eye on the Sky Stargazing Party is a production of VPR in collaboration with the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium in Saint Johnsbury.

Ric was a producer for Vermont Edition and host of the VPR Cafe.
Peter was a Producer/Announcer at VPR until 2015. He began his public radio career in 2007 at WHQR-FM in Wilmington, North Carolina where he served as Morning Edition host and reporter, covering county government and Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base. His work has won several Associated Press awards and has appeared on NPR's All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, and PRI's This American Life. A graduate of the creative writing program at the University of Maine at Farmington, Peter enjoys writing, cooking and traveling.