Dark Sky Week and Earth Day Events

This week, April 20–26, 2014, is International Dark Sky Week

International Dark Sky Week is a global effort to get people to appreciate the skies above them.

Charlestown is lucky to have the darkest skies in Rhode Island and we are one of the darkest spots along the Atlantic Coast from Florida into rural Maine. If skies are clear on Friday night you can experience the stars and distant galaxies by visiting Frosty Drew Observatory anytime after dusk. If the weather doesn’t give us a clear sky this Friday, there’s always next Friday as Frosty Drew is open every Friday night.

Details at: http://charlestowncitizens.org/event/see-the-stars-and-distant-galaxies/

Earth Day Pond Clean Ups

An inland pond:
Help Charlestown Land Trust clean up Mill Pond Preserve
Sunday, April 27 at 10:00 am
Details at http://charlestowncitizens.org/event/mill-pond-clean-up/

Or coastal ponds:
Clean the shorelines of Ninigret and Quonochontaug ponds
Sunday, April 27 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Details at: http://charlestowncitizens.org/event/coastal-ponds-clean-up/