DIRECTIONS TO OBSERVING AND MEETING SITES
Yale Leitner Family Observatory, New Haven, CT
From I-91 North or South: Take Exit 3, Trumbull Street. Go to second light (Whitney Ave.) and turn right. Watch for the Peabody Museum on the left. Go past the museum 2 traffic lights. Make a left onto Edwards Street. Proceed to the end of Edwards, and go right at the stop sign onto Prospect Street. The Leitner Observatory is on your immediate right. Look for the small sign marking the driveway and park in the lot next to the Observatory. ASNH General Meetings are held here the last Tuesday of each month except June, July, August and December (see the ASNH calendar for a full schedule.) Yale’s Leitner Observatory has a Planetarium show and public observing sessions every Tuesday, all year round. See the Leitner website for full details: www.leitnerobservatory.org.
Silver Sands State Park, Milford, CT
From I-95 North or South: Take Exit 35. Follow Schoolhouse Road south to Route 1 (Bridgeport Avenue). Turn left onto Route 1 then right at the first light (Silver Sands Park Way) Follow the Park Way across Meadowside Road and continue down the hill to main parking lot. The park ranger or ASNH members will direct folks to the observing site. If you are a club member and bringing your scope you will be driving directly to the observing site. Please arrive before dark to set up and not impact anyone’s night vision.
Young’s Pond Park, Branford, CT
From I-95 North or South: Take Exit 55. Follow Route 1 north and after first light take the first right (Featherbed Lane) (Across from Pasta Fair restaurant). Follow to the end; take a left on Damascus Road. Stay to right of the fork in the road (towards Pine Orchard) Go under the railroad bridge and bear right at fork. Follow the stonewall on the right to the entrance to Young’s Park.
June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation, Ashford, CT
From I-84 East or West: Take Exit 69 (RT-44 & RT-74). Follow RT-74 about 10 miles to the end and take a left onto RT-44. Turn left onto RT-44 and follow for 2 miles. Look for the Midway Restaurant 500ft before the camp entrance on the left. This is the location for the states best Astronomical event of the year. The Connecticut Start Party (CSP) is hosted by ASNH each year. With dozens of scopes, astronomers, great speakers, good food and good friends, you cannot miss this event.
Using telescopes at all of the locations listed above is limited to ASNH sanctioned events. There are permits, charges and limited access for some locations. If you want to observe at any of these locations, please contact the club president