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Eye On The Sky Star-Gazing Party

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Meteorologist Mark Breen will help us identify the stars in Vermont's night sky.
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Take your radio and a blanket into the backyard and tune in to VPR for our Eye on the Sky Star-Gazing Party.

VPR'sRicCengeri speaks with Mark Breen, Planetarium Director of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium in St. Johnsbury. He answers your questions about the stars, planets and constellations. 

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.
 

Broadcast on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 9 p.m.

Want to throw your own star-gazing 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.

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.
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