Starry Starry Night; Stargazing, and Sunset Tasting
A waxing Crescent Moon joins us for the evening. And Perseid meteor shower peaks around this day so we’d likely see more shooting stars than usual while we sit and stargaze!
Sunset Tasting starts at 8 pm in the Tasting Room as a prelude to the Starry Starry Night. Enjoy a wine tasting or a glass of wine while you get ready for the Starry Starry Night.
Starry Starry Night starts at 9 pm. This is an event for you to learn the stars and constellations. We ask that you bring your own chairs and/or blankets to sit/lay on the lawn outside the Tasting Room. There is no cover charge to join the Stargazing. Please note that we don’t conduct any wine tasting once the talk starts.
Fumie Thorpe, the owner of Thorpe Vineyard, has a BS degree in Meteorology with Astronomy Minor from SUNY Oswego. She hands out a star chart and talks about the celestial bodies overhead. Timely astronomical news and findings are presented along with some Eastern star tales she grew up with as well as Greek/Roman mythology associated with the constellations we are seeing. When an International Space Station (ISS) flyby is anticipated, we’ll take a break from the talk and watch.
Notes and Advice: Please dress appropriately — long pants and bug spray would be a good idea. Sneakers or walk shoes/boots are recommended as the lawn will likely be wet from the dews. Bring over your binoculars and telescopes, if you have and would like. Phone apps are a great tool to learn and find the constellations. Fumie can help you how to use them if you are not familiar with yet.
The entire event is weather permitting due to its nature so we cancel the activities when it looks appropriate. We post weather updates on Facebook and Twitter. Follow us to keep informed!
We look forward to your company!