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Mercury & the Early Evening Sky
Feb 27 @ 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm


Date: Wednesday, February 27 (Rain Date: Thursday, February 28)

Time: 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Hoffman Park

Age: 10 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult) (Firm on age)

Cost: $3

Guest Astronomers: Wayne Petko & John Andrews

While Mercury is one of the five visible planet that we can see with the naked eye, it is actually the hardest one to view. Being so close to the Sun, Mercury is never more than 18 degrees from the Sun. This evening, the planet is approaching its furthest point from the star. Join us for a chance to see Mercury up close and then some other celestial features as the sky turns to night.  Pre-register.

Waterfowl Lecture
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Waterfowl LECTURE

Date: Thursday, February 28

Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Arboretum

Ages: 8 through adult

Cost: $3

What makes a duck a duck?  Did you know that some ducks “dump” eggs in other ducks’ nests?  What about that ducks that dive in deep water have feet positioned further back on their bodies than ducks that dabble in shallower water?  Or that their courtship rituals may involve arching their necks, whistling, and then lowering their bills and spurting water toward the female?  This lecture by Senior Park Naturalist Laura Bush will go through common types of ducks and duck-like birds in Hunterdon, and places to find them in our area.