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This event is free and open to the public.

Though, Donations may be made at the “door” (aka check in station) and can always be made on-line here

Join the Upper Valley Land Trust for an end of summer star gazing party led by Bobby Farlice-Rubio of the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium! Mountain View Farm in the Quinttown region of Orford is the perfect place to take a tour of the night sky. It’s remote location, 360 degree view, and lack of electric light pollution mean you can see the whole sky on a clear night. Plus, the large fields mean that each family unit can distance from other participants to safely enjoy this outdoor event.

Doors open at 7 pm for those who want to come early and find their perfect viewing spot. The tour of the night sky begins at 8pm. We highly recommend arriving by 7:30 at the latest to find your spot while there is still light in the sky! In the past, participants have brought a picnic dinner to enjoy the time spent waiting for the sun to set.

Please bring your own blankets and chairs, and a flashlight or headlamp. Flashlights will be necessary to find your way when leaving the event! Please note that there is no electricity, potable water, or restroom on site.

Covid Precautions:

Each family will have their own designated viewing spot, at least 10 ft from anyone else. Please wear a mask upon arrival and departure and at all times when not eating or drinking if you bring a picnic dinner. When you arrive, UVLT staff or volunteers will help you find your seat and provide you with a glow in the dark tag. Please wear this tag so that you are visible to others should anyone need to move around in the dark.

If you have questions about this event please contact Alison Marchione at