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Wendy Fox

Wendy Fox

Press Secretary, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)

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The night sky glistens brightly behind the War Tower at the summit of Mt. Greylock in the Berkshires.

Ever been to the top of Mount Greylock? Well, avoid the crowds and consider going tomorrow night, from 9 p.m. to midnight. DCR and the Amherst Area Amateur Astronomers Association (5As) are sponsoring a free, all-ages, star-gazing night at the summit of the highest point in Massachusetts.

Looking at the night sky from 3,491 feet up, with no city lights to get in the way, is perfect for viewing the planets, stars, the Milky Way, and whatever else is up there. Members of the 5As will provide telescopes as well as a wealth of information and celestial facts geared to all ages. This could be your next new hobby!

Bring a flashlight, wear appropriate clothing for a cool evening, and meet at the summit near the War Memorial Tower. The program is wheelchair-accessible.

The Mount Greylock State Reservation summit is accessible by car from Reservoir or Notch Road off Routes 8 and 2 in North Adams, and Rockwell Road off Route 7 in Lanesborough. For more information, call the Visitors Center at 413-499-4262. 

More information on Mount Greylock's Star Party.

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