The Sun is a yellow sphere, but viewed during the day through a special safety filter, appears to be as red as a cranberry. The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society invite the community to A Taste of Astronomy. “Come Sample What Astronomy Offers” at our Astronomy Campus (use the Utah Street Entrance)
In addition to solar viewing, learners of all ages will learn about telescopes, take The Planet Walk, make craters and experience a variety of “hands-on” activities. And if that big yellow sphere in the sky isn’t showing, the a film about the Mars Rover will take you to the Red Planet.
Daytime activities will run from 1:00-4:00 and in the evening, DPAS members will open the Leif Everson Observatory and Stargarden for Night Sky Viewing. The gates will open at 7:00.
On Sunday, September 28, Ron Amos, owner of Evergreen Nursery, Inc., will explain the history and current state of cranberries in Wisconsin. Cranberries-The Official Fruit of Wisconsin will be offered at 2:00 p.m. in the Collins Learning Center.
The soil in Door County is not acidic enough to support commercial cranberry production, but in Evergreen Nursery Greenhouses, Ron and his staff grow high-yielding hybrid cranberry plants that are then planted in the most productive growing areas in our state. This program is free and open to the public, as are the historical buildings in The Heritage Village at Big Creek
Sunday evening, the Friends of Crossroads will have a fire going at the Council Ring at 5:00. Bring your family or friends and your fixings for a picnic supper, or just enjoy the fire with us. We’ll provide the marshmallows.